Mathematical physics celebrates our mathematical universe. Alongside the insight that physics brings, you will develop expertise in topics such as fluid dynamics and chaos theory.
This course is designed for those who excel at mathematics yet want to understand the physics behind everything. More of your time will be devoted to mathematical rigour and depth of understanding, and less to the development of experimental methods.
With the overarching application to a deep understanding of physical systems, your mathematical skills will be developed to a high level. Particular attention is paid to developing your abilities at the cutting edge of complexity, allowing you to, for example, make sense of chaos theory and gain a deeper understanding of the mathematics of waves. Such abilities are highly prized by employers in the financial sector.
Why study with us
- Our Mathematics provision is in the UK’s top 10 for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2021), and a low student-to-staff ratio, so you have plenty of opportunity 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 content.
- Physics and Astronomy is ranked 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.
What you'll do
- Years 1 and 2 of all our Institute of Physics accredited programmes are devoted to IoP Core of Physics topics, including experimental work.
- Intensified mathematical content; gaining a deeper mathematical understanding of physics.
- Common first year of study that provides students an opportunity to switch between all of our programmes if appropriate.
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.
MPhys (Hons) Mathematical Physics provides the analytical skills and mathematical knowledge which are in high demand across a range of industries, and service sector paving the way for graduate careers in research, technology, finance and more.
Physics graduates are among the most employable in the world – and are in particularly high demand across various technical and business sectors. Today, you’ll find our graduates working in scientific institutes, overseas laboratories, financial institutions, education and scientific journalism. Graduates of our Mathematical Physics course are in higher demand for their mathematical abilities.
If you’re aiming for a career in scientific research, our four-year MPhys qualification offers an excellent route – providing a greater depth of study and a greater focus on research. As the first two years are the same as the BSc programme, you can Physics graduates are among the most employable in the world –- and are in particularly high demand across various technical and business sectors. Today, you’ll find our graduates working in scientific institutes, overseas laboratories, financial institutions, education and scientific journalism. Graduates of our Mathematical Physics course are in higher demand for their mathematical abilities.
If you’re aiming for a career in scientific research, our four-year MPhys qualification offers an excellent route –- providing a greater depth of study and a greater focus on research. As the first two years are the same as the BSc programme, you can
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This course is based in the School of Natural Sciences located in the Faculty of Science and Technology
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