About this course
Mathematics is the fundamental language of physics and underpins the theories that explain our universe. With this degree, you’ll develop a profound understanding of the subject and learn how to apply it to solve problems in physics and beyond.
The degree combines robust training in experimental and theoretical physics with in-depth study in related fields of mathematics.
Optional modules enable you to go deeper into areas of mathematics and physics that interest you, such as quantum physics, gravitational waves, general relativity and black holes.
You’ll also master high-level analytical, modelling and computing techniques. This will open up a huge range of career options, or prepare you for continued research with a PhD.
The degree is delivered in partnership with Southampton’s highly regarded Mathematical Sciences department.
Your lecturers will include academics from the cross-disciplinary Southampton Theory Astrophysics and Gravity (STAG) Research Centre, who are involved in world-leading research in fields where mathematics and physics meet, such as particle physics and cosmology.
High-performing students are eligible to apply to one of our flagship programmes. These are not available for direct entry, but you may apply for them at the end of the second year.
Physics offers an academic scholarship scheme worth up to £20,000, plus an unconditional offer based on a competitive exam taken at applicant visit days.
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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