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Mathematical Physics

4 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught

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.

Why study with us

  • In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), 90% of Physics research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent overall (4/3 stars)
  • 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.

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.

Future careers

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.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14500 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,385 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14,900 per year
Sandwich year£2,000 for the sandwich year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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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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