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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 17960

All study options

About Mathematical Physics at Heriot-Watt University

This Mathematical Physics degree will give you a solid understanding in both mathematics and physics. The course offers a wide range of mathematical and physics topics, and also gives you the option to transfer between Mathematics and Physics at an early stage. Our Mathematical Physics degree will also give you an extensive range of computer modelling skills.

Accreditation

This honours degree in Mathematical Physics is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of partially meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist.

Student experience

“My projects in Physics were a fantastic motivation and gave me the opportunity to see cutting edge research. This helped me shape my future decisions; to return to Physics at Heriot Watt for research studies.”

Niclas Westerberg (Mathematical Physics 2011-2014). Niclas is currently working towards a PhD in the ExtremeLight Laser laboratory in Physics at Heriot-Watt University).

Employability

Work and study

This is what our BSc (Hons) Mathematical Physics students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 45% are working
  • 45% are studying
  • 0% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 55% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £24000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £20000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Sales occupations
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals
  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Engineering professionals
  • Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
  • Elementary occupations

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250International course feesGBP 17960

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternational
FeePaid by SAAS£9,250£17,960

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB or ABBBB with A in Maths or Physics
  • A-Levels BBB to include Physics and Maths
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with BC in Adv. Higher Maths and Physics
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points to include Higher Level Mathematics and Physics
  • HNC B in graded unit. Relevant HNC - please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further
  • Additional information Entry normally to include Physics and Mathematics Highers or A-Levels at A or B and for Chemical Physics B in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BB in Maths and Physics plus Highers
  • A-Levels AAB with AA in Maths and Physics
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction with BB in Adv. Higher Mathematics and Physics
  • HNC A in graded unit. Relevant HNC - subject to satisfactory tutor reference and interview. Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.
  • HND BB in graded units. Relevant HND - subject to satisfactory tutor reference and interview. Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.

Year 3

  • HND AA in graded units. Relevant HND - subject to satisfactory tutor reference and interview. Please contact Admissions Tutor to discuss further.

Additional information

  • A range of alternative qualifications may be accepted including good qualifications in non-scientific subjects. We will also consider mature applicants with appropriate work experience. Advanced qualifications should be in Physics and Mathematics.
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