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This MSci offers an additional year of study on top of the Mathematics with Mathematical Physics BSc, during which students have the opportunity to specialise further by taking more advanced modules, and undertaking a major project.
In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 1.0 credit is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
In the first year and a half of the MSci you will receive a thorough grounding in pure mathematics and mathematical methods following the same modules as the single-subject Mathematics students; except that Quantum Mechanics can be taken in place of Algebra 3. The programme then follows relevant pure and applied mathematics options in the second half of the second year and in the third/fourth years, supplemented by physics modules given by UCL Physics & Astronomy. The fourth year will include a major project, involving a substantial piece of written work and a presentation.
Possible options include:
Atomic and Molecular Physics (UCL Physics & Astronomy); Mathematical Physics (King's College London); Quantum Mechanics (UCL Physics & Astronomy).
This programme is offered as a three-year BSc or a four-year MSci degree. The first two years of the programme are identical, and students are advised to apply for the MSci degree in the first instance, as it is possible to transfer to the BSc during the first three years.
A*A*A, or A*AA and a 1 in any STEP paper or distinction in Mathematics AEA
Mathematics and Further Mathematics required at A*, or one of Mathematics or Further Mathematics at A* if STEP or AEA offered. Physics also required.
English Language and Mathematics at grade C. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs
A score of 20 points in three higher level subjects including 7 in Mathematics and at least 6 in Physics, or 19 points in three higher level subjects including 7 in Mathematics and at least 6 in Physics and a 1 in any STEP paper or a distinction in Mathematics AEA, with no score below 5.