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    I have just found out that the Theoretical Physics degree I have applied for at Bristol isn't accredited. They say it's because "it is a new course".

    Should I worry about this? Does it mean that my degree will have less worth to employers or universities when applying for a PhD degree?

    If it is of any relevance, I hope to either go into a Theoretical Physics PhD, or try to get a job in finance/banking.
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    (Original post by W. A. Mozart)
    I have just found out that the Theoretical Physics degree I have applied for at Bristol isn't accredited. They say it's because "it is a new course".

    Should I worry about this? Does it mean that my degree will have less worth to employers or universities when applying for a PhD degree?

    If it is of any relevance, I hope to either go into a Theoretical Physics PhD, or try to get a job in finance/banking.
    Very unlikely, through I'm not an expert on this.
    If it does matter, couldn't you just pick another university?
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    Shouldn't really matter too much as Bristol is a well-respected university regardless, and it shouldn't really matter for most grad schemes. However, I think it might have an effect on postgraduate studies.

    You're best off giving Bristol's Physics department a call (or an email) and inquiring about their plans to get accreditation. It is very likely they will get accreditation soon though, as pretty much all their other Physics degrees are accredited by the IoP.

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    Source: http://www.iop.org/education/higher_...file_67675.pdf

    Not really related to your question, but it is interesting to note Bristol's Physics and Philosophy courses are fully accredited whereas Oxford's Physics and Philosophy courses are only recognised.
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    (Original post by GradeA*UnderA)
    Very unlikely, through I'm not an expert on this.
    If it does matter, couldn't you just pick another university?
    It was my third choice anyway, I'm just making sure.

    Thanks for the reply!
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    (Original post by DarkEnergy)
    Shouldn't really matter too much as Bristol is a well-respected university regardless, and it shouldn't really matter for most grad schemes. However, I think it might have an effect on postgraduate studies.

    You're best off giving Bristol's Physics department a call (or an email) and inquiring about their plans to get accreditation. It is very likely they will get accreditation soon though, as pretty much all their other Physics degrees are accredited by the IoP.

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    Source: http://www.iop.org/education/higher_...file_67675.pdf

    Not really related to your question, but it is interesting to note Bristol's Physics and Philosophy courses are fully accredited whereas Oxford's Physics and Philosophy courses are only recognised.
    That sounds like a good idea, I will email Bristol right now.

    Also yes that is interesting, hmm...

    Thanks for the reply!
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    I have also applied for this course. Have you received an offer?
 
 
 
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