United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University

301–400 th
Arts & humanities 2018
301–350 th
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Reception, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University

Mathematical and Theoretical Physics

In choosing to study the four-year Mathematical and Theoretical Physics MMath Degree at Aberystwyth University you will be taught by talented members of staff in two leading academic departments. You will develop your understanding of the more theoretical parts of Physics, replacing an experimental approach to physics with a solid grounding in Mathematics. This combination of Mathematics and Physics links to many spheres of interest, and students studying this diverse subject are very much in demand with employers. Mathematics and Physics have been taught at Aberystwyth since the foundation of the university in 1872, making the university the first in Wales to teach these subjects. Recent investment of several million pounds in teaching and research has ensured that we continue to innovate and provide a stimulating learning environment for a growing body of mathematics and physics students from all over the world. The departments of Mathematics and Physics sport student satisfaction ratings of 92% and 95% respectively (National Student Survey). The first two years of the course consist mainly of core modules covering a wide range of themes including abstract and linear algebra, calculus, differential equations, quantum mechanics, dynamics and thermal physics. At the end of your second year your tutors will discuss with you what your priorities and aspirations are and will advise you whether to continue studying for the BSc or to take a fourth year of study and gain the MMath qualification. In your fourth year, half of your time will be spent carrying out two individual research projects under the direction of a supervisor. The other half of your modules will be chosen from the M-level modules offered by the Departments of Mathematics and Physics. The Departments of Mathematics and Physics are at the forefront of Welsh-medium provision in these subjects at higher education level in Wales. Details of Welsh language modules in mathematics and physics may be obtained from the departments. This course will develop your understanding of a wide range of theories and processes in Mathematics and Physics and will teach you to apply the techniques you have learned to solve problems and explore research questions. You will develop your written and oral communication skills and your ability to work independently and as part of a group. Some of the skills you will develop include: research, data analysis, enhanced mathematical and computational skills, problem-solving, creative thinking, information technology, independent working, time management, organisation, meeting deadlines and self-motivation. You will enhance your ability to express ideas, communicate information clearly and concisely, accommodate other viewpoints and come to a decision as part of a team. The Mathematical and Theoretical Physics degree scheme is designed to cultivate transferable skills, including numeracy and reasoning, to ensure that our graduates are attractive to employers in a wide range of fields. Graduates in Mathematics and Physics are highly valued by employers for their skills in numeracy and problem-solving. Careers that relate directly to your degree subject include research science, university lecturing and secondary school teaching. A high proportion of Physics graduates progress to postgraduate study, and many pursue research careers in an academic or industrial environment. The MMath qualification provides a solid foundation for a research career. Other careers where this degree would be useful include engineering, scientific writing and publishing, operational research, business consultancy, medical physics, meteorology, computing, accounting and finance.

  • Qualification
    Master of Mathematics - MMath (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-24
  • Location
    Main Site (Aberystwyth),Aberystwyth
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,000
  • England Year 1 £9,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,000
  • Wales Year 1 £9,000
  • International Year 1 £14,750