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BSc (Hons)Mathematics and Physics

University of Surrey
United Kingdom, Guildford, Surrey
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Our new joint programme in Mathematics and Physics will appeal to students who wish to continue studying both subjects to degree level by combining the rigour of formal mathematics with its application to a wide range of situations in physics. The aim of the programme is to educate such students to both sufficient breadth and depth that they would be able to continue on to PhD study in either theoretical physics or applied mathematics, or gain employment in a numerate or technical field, such as would be available to existing straight Physics or Mathematics graduates. As this is a joint degree, it also provides a route to gaining either an MPhys or MMath degree.

The programme contains a selection of core material across both mathematics and physics, including Calculus, Quantum Physics, Linear Algebra and Particle Physics, along with a wide-ranging choice of optional modules across both disciplines. Options include areas such as Fluid Dynamics, Space Science, Galois Theory and General Relativity. Masters and Bachelors degrees both involve extended projects, which can be taken in more mathematical or physical subjects, according to your interests.

Career opportunities

Graduates have entered employment in roles such as research physicists, consultants, engineers, teachers and bankers in companies such as the BBC, BAE Systems and Astrium. Many have gone on to take Masters degrees in a range of subjects such as geophysics, nanotechnology, meteorology, quantum field theory, education management and science communication, while others have gone on to study for PhDs in astrophysics, semiconductors or photonics.

Physicists are highly sought after in industry, research, education, management, medicine, law and business, because of their broad practical skills and knowledge of fundamental theory. Our degrees will provide you with the analytical, experimental and computational skills valued in a wide range of career opportunities.

All Surrey Physics students learn a range of employability skills during their studies. These include a dedicated Level 1 module, Scientific Investigation Skills, which covers key communication skills, group work and presentations, problem solving in the laboratory environment, plus sessions on interview techniques, CV preparation and job applications. Students who take either the Professional Training or research year placements also get invaluable employment experience at their host institution.

Many of our graduates, particularly those with an MPhys degree, go on to postgraduate degrees in order to become researchers. Other graduates have launched careers with multinational companies (such as Shell International Petroleum, 3M, GEC Marconi Research, Nokia and BT), with public bodies (such as the National Physical Laboratory, the BBC, the NHS and the Defence Research Agency), and with small enterprises (such as Surrey Medical Imaging Systems and private consultancies). Starting salaries are in the region of £20,000 per annum.

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