The dividing line between mathematics and physics is becoming less clear and if you are looking for broader study than a single honours degree can offer, this joint honours BSc Physics and Mathematics is designed with you in mind. Mathematics and physics are subjects that naturally overlap in fields such as applied mathematics and theoretical physics. This joint course offers preparation for careers including industrial or academic research and development, computing, education and areas needing a pragmatic, numerate and analytical approach to problem solving. Designed for those with an enquiring mind, this degree provides a broad education in how theoretical and experimental physics can be used to describe the universe, alongside mathematics modules designed to challenge and stimulate your academic curiosity. Throughout your course you will devote half your time to physics and half to mathematics. You can choose between a theoretical project and laboratory work in your final year, depending on your interests. We support you to become an independent learner, able to effectively tackle unseen problems. This particular version of the degree allows you to spend your third year studying abroad before returning to Cardiff for a final year. The Schools of Mathematics and Physics have agreements with institutions across Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia, and you will have support when applying for your overseas year. Distinctive Features of The Programme This course offers: • An opportunity to combine the study of mathematics and physics • The involvement of research-active staff in course design and delivery • Frequent opportunities to conduct practical work laboratory facilities in the School of Physics. • An opportunity to develop an ease with abstract mathematical concepts, logical argument and deductive reasoning • A firm basis for conducting physics research in a range of theoretical and practical areas, including the skills to manage an extended project • An emphasis on independent learning • Effective course monitoring and opportunities for student feedback • An accredited route into a physics or mathematics profession - all the core content required for the degree to be accredited by Institute of Physics (IoP) and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) • The opportunity to broaden your experience and enhance your employability by spending a year at a university abroad. During this Year of Study abroad, students have the opportunity to study further topics in Mathematics and Physics as well as studying different subjects if they so wish.