Physics with Astrophysics MPhys

Course Overview - Physics with Astrophysics MPhys

Take your studies sky-high and to masters level with our MPhys Physics with Astrophysics course - ideal if you want both a solid grounding in physics and a greater understanding of astronomy.

Astrophysics principally involves applying the laws of physics to distant regions where physical conditions can only be inferred from the emission of electromagnetic radiation. During the course you will learn about the Sun and the Solar System, the stars and the Galaxy, distant galaxies and quasars, and the beginning of the Universe.

You will learn how to apply basic physic...

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Course Information

Study Mode

Full-time

Duration

4 Years

Start Date

16/09/2024

Location

Main Site

Application Details

Course Code

F3FA

Institution Code

M20

Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

A level

A*,A*,A

A*A*A, including A* in both Physics and Mathematics. If you do not have the required grades or subjects you may want to consider our integrated foundation year . Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A-level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive. Typical Contextual Offer: A*AA, including Physics and Mathematics. The A* must be in Physics or Mathematics. Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A-level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive.

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher

Scottish Advanced Highers are normally required in one of the following combinations: Three Advanced Highers with grades AAA, including Physics and Mathematics. Or Two Advanced Highers with grades AA in Physics and Mathematics and two Highers with grades AA in additional subjects. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Department Admissions Team.

Access to HE Diploma

Given that it is not possible to meet our published offer conditions within an Access to HE Diploma, we would not recommend this qualification as the best way of preparing for our courses. However, we would look very carefully at any applications from exceptional Access students, studying a relevant Access to HE Diploma, who were on track to gain the AAA equivalent (45 graded credits at Level 3 with Distinction grade). We would treat any such exceptional students on a case-by-case basis, looking very carefully at past academic history and the academic reference; promising candidates would be invited to interview to add supplementary information. A decision would be made about entry holistically on the basis of all information (including details of the course undertaken) and would usually be conditional on the above standard. As each application is considered individually, applicants should contact the Department Admissions Team to discuss their particular circumstances before applying.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

38 points overall with 7,7,6 at Higher Level, including 7 in both Physics and Mathematics. We will accept Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

We consider the National Extended Diploma in a relevant subject for entry with grades DDD when taken with Physics and Mathematics A-levels with grades A*A*.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education, typically a minimum of five GCSEs/iGCSEs, including acceptable levels of literacy and numeracy, equivalent to at least grade 4/C in GCSE/iGCSE English Language and Mathematics. GCSE/iGCSE English Lit

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

We consider the National Diploma in a relevant subject for entry with grades DD when taken with Physics and Mathematics A-levels with grades A*A*.

AS

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

We consider the Technical Diploma in a relevant subject for entry with grades DD when taken with Physics and Mathematics A-levels with grades A*A*.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

We consider the Technical Extended Diploma in a relevant subject for entry with grades DDD when taken with Physics and Mathematics A-levels with grades A*A*.

Scottish Advanced Higher

Scottish Advanced Highers are normally required in one of the following combinations: Three Advanced Highers with grades AAA, including Physics and Mathematics. Or Two Advanced Highers with grades AA in Physics and Mathematics and two Highers with grades AA in additional subjects. English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Department Admissions Team.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D2,D3

D2, D2, D3 in Principal subjects, including D2 in both Physics and Mathematics. We also consider applicants offering a mix of Pre-U Principal Subjects and A-level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall are taken. The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. However, the qualification will not form part of your offer conditions. If you do not have the required grades or subjects you may want to consider our integrated foundation year.

Extended Project

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and would consider this qualification at grade A when taken with Physics and Mathematics A-levels with grades A*A*.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

We consider the National Extended Certificate in any subject for entry with grade D when taken with Physics and Mathematics A-levels with grades A*A*.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D

We consider the National Foundation Diploma in any subject for entry with grade D when taken with Physics and Mathematics A-levels with grades A*A*.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

We consider the Technical Foundation Diploma in any subject for entry with grade D when taken with Physics and Mathematics A-levels with grades A*A*.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

We consider the Technical Extended Certificate in any subject for entry with grade D when taken with Physics and Mathematics A-levels with grades A*A*.

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