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MMath (Hons) Mathematical Physics

University of Southampton
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Course UCAS code: FF34
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  • MMath (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
Mathematics is the fundamental language of physics and the University of Southampton has world class expertise in this area. The two departments of Mathematical Sciences and Physics & Astronomy collaborate through a Research Centre in this area: STAG (Southampton, Theory, Astronomy & Gravitation). STAG brings together our research teams in Theoretical Particle Physics, Theoretical Astronomy, Classical Gravity and String Theory, making this one of the largest such groupings in Europe. This new four-year degree programme exploits this expertise and allows students to explore mathematical physics in detail. This new four-year degree programme, grew out of their research collaboration and will take you to the frontier of knowledge in this exciting field, allowing you to study as an undergraduate, material that would normally be taught at MSc level. Southampton mathematics graduates are in great demand. Many employers look for graduates with strong problem-solving skills who can develop sound analytical arguments. Depending on your degree specialism, a wide range of career destinations are available including mathematician, statistician, actuary and financial analyst. Our graduates are employed by organisations including Deloitte, British Airways, IBM, Amazon UK and Formula 1 racing teams.
You will take both physics and mathematics modules throughout your degree, studying roughly the same number of each. In the first two years you will be taught the fundamentals of modern mathematical physics, giving you a solid base for the third and fourth years. Students will emerge with a strong understanding of the forces of nature, quantum theory, and General Relativity, and may specialise in particle physics, astrophysics, condensed matter theory or the formal elements of mathematical physics. The course includes a final year mathematical project that may be taken across any of these strands.
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15 January

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The University of Southampton is a fantastic university which undertakes world-class research and amazing teaching. I have experienced first-hand the enthusiasm and passion of my lecturers and seminar tutors. The campus is particularly brilliant due to the large number of facilities based directly on campus such as the GP, Costa, Banking etc. In addition, the campus is incredibly green and is filled with nature and animals. The pastoral care is also very good and so it is easy to feel welcome at this institution.

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  • Annieharding112's avatar by Annieharding112 on 24th January 2019
  • PasinduL's avatar by PasinduL on 24th January 2019
    Standing wise and lectures wise it has been good. The first year is harder cause you have to settle in and the teaching style of lectures were very different to school life.
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