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f344 - Theoretical Physics MPhys

Theoretical Physics MPhys Honours

UCAS Code: F344 (full time: 4 Years)

Course Overview

Our four-year Theoretical Physics MPhys Honours degree includes an integrated year of Master's-level study.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
F344

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
MPhys Honours

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Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA
IB: 37 points

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Opportunities

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The first three years are similar to our Theoretical Physics BSc Honours degree.

You will learn about the advanced mathematics that underpin our understanding of the natural universe and physical processes.

In your final year, you gain a deeper understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of physics, through advanced research-driven modules. This prepares you for a career in physical science or research, including study for higher degrees.

In your final year, you will cover a range of research topics, including: 

  • quantum information
  • general relativity
  • astronomical fluids

You study theoretical and computational physics and work with academics to plan and deliver an extended research project in an area of mutual interest.

You may choose to complete a work placement as part of your project, helping you enhance your CV and develop contacts in the workplace. 

Highlights of this degree

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Course Details

Modules for 2017 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2017 entry. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Modules/programme information for 2018 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2018).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You select two optional modules from the following list:

Work Placement (optional)

You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months on an optional work placement between Stages 3 and 4. You can apply to spend your placement year with any organisation and will receive University support to do so. It will extend your degree by a year and is subject to availability. Find out more on about Work Placements.

Stage 4

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You will take one of the modules from the following list: 

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2018 entry.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

See our Admissions Policy 2017 Entry (PDF: 109 KB).

See further policies related to admission.

Careers

Physics careers

Physics graduates report earning average salaries close to £27,000 on graduation. Graduates can expect this to increase over the course of their career (www.savethestudent.org

Physics graduates can be found in almost every numerate career. Possible career paths include:

  • engineering
  • medicine
  • finance
  • nanotechnology
  • oil, gas and renewable energy
  • telecommunications

Our students will be prepared for their future careers through the development of transferrable skills that are highly valued by employers such as problem-solving, analytical, mathematical, communication, presentation, teamwork and computing skills. The practical, experimental and research skills developed during the degree will help to enhance the employability of our graduates, as such skills provide a sound preparation for a range of careers in the physical sciences and beyond.

Further study, including postgraduate courses for secondary school teaching and PhD courses, are further options available to physics graduates.

Find out more about the career options for Physics from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Fees & Funding

 

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Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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Making your application

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Find out more about our admissions process and who to contact if you need help with your application.