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BSc (Hons)Mathematics and Physics

Northumbria University
United Kingdom, Newcastle
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This course brings together a complementary mix of mathematics and physics modules to cover a broad range of theoretical and practical concepts.

The mathematics element is practice-based with a focus on real-world application, whilst the physics element will teach you how to solve practical problems using a physics-based approach.

As well as theoretical and practical knowledge, you’ll also gain highly valuable and transferable skills including problem solving, data analysis and computer programming.

The course includes the option for a sandwich year in industry, study abroad or to spend time at research laboratories such as CERN.

Programme structure

Your course in brief

Year 1

In the first year you will study modules including Calculus, Computational Mathematics, Dynamics, Electrical and Electronic Principles, Experiment and Discovery, Particles, Waves and the Big Bang.

Year 2

During your second year you will go onto study Further Computational Mathematics, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations, Space and Time and Electromagnetism, Quantum Universe, and Thermal and Nuclear Energy.

Year 3

You will have the option to go out on an industrial placement to put the skills you have learned in the previous modules into professional practice, or on study abroad.

Year 4

In your final year you will have optional modules to choose from in topics such as Financial Mathematics, Fluid Dynamics, Complex Analysis, Semiconductor Physics, Quantum Devices, Cosmology and Stellar Evolution and Solar Physics. You will also undertake a major Investigative Project in a topic of your choice.

Career opportunities

We’ll place great emphasis on supporting you to develop the knowledge and skills that employers value the most, including transferable skills such as creative thinking, communication, analysis and IT. Your modules are orientated towards real-world settings, with the aim of increasing your employability on graduation, and we work closely with industry to ensure that our graduates leave us with the skills they need to succeed.

Mathematics and physics graduates are sought after in a variety of sectors, both in the UK and internationally, including the financial and public sectors, as well as in commerce, industry and teaching.

Our graduates have found employment in the banking, retail, manufacturing and teaching sectors, including BAE Systems, Department of Work and Pensions, GlaxoSmithKline, Northumbrian Water, London Transport System, as well as advancing to postgraduate study.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States