Mathematics is the fundamental language of physics. Our distinctive four-year MPhys Physics with Mathematics degree enables you to explore the subject in detail. With the concentration of experts in mathematics at Southampton, our Physics with Mathematics programme is undoubtedly one of the best in the UK. We're renowned for our work in pure and applied maths (including general relativity), as well as operational research and statistics. In addition, physics and astronomy at Southampton is ranked 4th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2017), and we're first within the Russell Group for student satisfaction (NSS 2017). You'll also have access to exceptional research-grade facilities throughout your studies, including rooftop observatories and specialist photonics labs. Placements and internships are available at organisations such as CERN, to support and prepare you for your future career. Our degrees are a passport to vocational and non-vocational careers alike, with recent graduates employed in roles ranging from actuaries and statisticians to crime analysts, scientific journalists and medical researchers.
Key areas of study include general relativity, topology, number theory, mathematics of finance and theoretical physics. In your final year you'll take at least one Masters level mathematics module, giving you an advanced understanding of the subject. You'll also be able to choose from a range of optional modules throughout your degree, allowing you to tailor your course to your own interests. You can choose modules in Physics and Astronomy, mathematics, or from across the wider University such as law, management and languages. For further details on optional modules available, see our website: http://www.phys.soton.ac.uk/programmes/f3gc-mphys-physics-mathematics-4-yrs#modules
Throughout your degree, you'll also develop key transferable skills such as problem solving, data analysis and computing, which are sought after by a range employers. During year two, you'll also have access to a programme of physics-focused career sessions, timetabled to fit in with your studies, which include application and interview workshops as well as talks from visiting professionals.
For MPhys programmes, assessment in the first and second year is a mixture of unseen written examinations, marked problem-based coursework and laboratory work. In the third year assessment is mainly by examination, although laboratory-based, computer-based and dissertation modules will use different assessment methods, as appropriate. In the fourth year of the MPhys programmes, laboratory work is replaced by a project of which problem-solving is a key aspect. This will be assessed by continuous assessment, written reports and an oral examination. Computing elements will be assessed via practical exercises. Data interpretation and related decision making are assessed via practical work, vivas and presentations.
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