Physics / North America MPhys Hons
What will you study?
Students on our MPhys Physics/North America degree scheme spend their third year studying at one of our partner universities in the USA or Canada. You study the same subjects at Lancaster as students on any one of our single-major degree schemes, and undertake courses in North America that are equivalent to those that you would have followed here. There are no restrictions on the degree scheme that you follow at Lancaster; for example, if you want to undertake Physics with Particle Physics and Cosmology with a year in North America then you would still apply for Physics/North America.
Where could it take you?
Our degree programmes provide a strong underpinning for a wide range of careers. They have proven popular with employers who require advanced research in sectors such as geophysics, meterorologies, finance and computing. Our students have a wide range of possible employment opportunities with the potential of a good salary. Many of our students undertake careers in teaching, research or industry, where they carry on using their Physics knowledge. Others make the most of the transferable skills they have acquired and take up employment in, for example, the financial service industry, the military and the police.
A substantial number of our graduates stay on to undertake research degrees at Lancaster and top research intensive universities elsewhere. For example, recent graduates are now studying Physics, Theoretical Cosmology, Gravitational Physics, Space Plasma Physics, Particle Physics, Experimental and Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Ultralow Temperature Physics, Biomedical Physics, Accelerator Physics and Mathematical Physics to PhD level.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Typical entry requirements
For courses starting in 2014:
A-level: A*AA (Physics and Mathematics). We normally expect three A-levels.
General Studies: Not accepted
Key skills: Not included in offer
Scottish Highers: AAAAB or equivalent, with Advanced Highers in Physics and Mathematics.
Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher Level subjects. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information.
International Baccalaureate: 38 pts overall with 17 pts from three HL courses including Mathematics and Physics.
Mature applicants: Welcomed - entry conditions may be relaxed. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information
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- Theoretical Physics with Mathematics (North America) : MSci
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UCAS Code: F305
For Entry: 2013, 2014
Duration: Full time 4 Year(s)
Phone: +44 (0)1524 594786
For information on the course structure as followed by our current students, please see Lancaster University's Online Courses Handbook