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BSc (Hons)

Mathematical Physics

3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Get ready to study on a course that celebrates our mathematical universe. We’ve crafted a mathematics and physics degree that’s perfect for those who excel in mathematics, but also want to learn about the world of physics.

On this mathematics and physics degree, you'll learn about topics such as fluid dynamics and integral transforms. A lot of your learning will be around maths-related topics, but you'll also develop a deep understanding of physics systems. 

Why study with us

  • Our Mathematics provision is in the UK’s top 10 for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2021). We have a low student-to-staff ratio, so you have plenty of opportunities to learn from our research-active staff.
  • You can specialise in the mathematics behind physics – something that employers are craving. Reduced experiments to enhance the mathematical physics degree content.
  • Physics and Astronomy ranks 2nd in the North West for research intensity (CUG, 2022). Research intensity is a measure of the amount of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

About our Mathematical Physics degree

  • In Years 1 and 2, your time will be devoted to IoP Core of Physics topics, including experimental work.
  • You’ll gain a deeper mathematical understanding of physics.
  • We offer a common first year, meaning our students can switch to another programme, where available.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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  • This course is accredited by the IOP, the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland. On completion of this course graduates can progress towards Chartered Physicist (Phys) status.

Careers in Mathematical Physics

 Studying this maths and physics degree gives you the analytical skills and knowledge that are in high demand from employers. 

Mathematics and Physics degree graduates are among the most employable in the world. Our graduates have progressed to careers in:

  • Scientific institutes
  • Overseas laboratories
  • Financial institutions
  • Education and scientific journalism.

The first two years of our BSc and MPhys programmes are the same, so it’s possible for you to switch between the courses in Year 2.

If you’re aiming for a career in scientific research and development, our four-year MPhys qualification offers a great route.

We offer a range of other postgraduate study options you could pursue, in physics and engineering.

We'll support you to gain a 48-week sandwich placement. This placement takes place between your second and third year. You'll gain the kind of practical skills and experience that offer a competitive advantage in a busy jobs market.

You can also choose to go abroad for a year, studying with one of our partner institutions in countries like Germany, Italy, Spain and South Africa.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Natural Sciences located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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