Physics with Philosophy (4 years) [MPhys]
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UCAS course code: F3VM
Degree awarded: MPhys
Duration: 4 years
Number of places/applicants: For entry in September 2017 there were 310 places/1700 applicants.
Typical A level offer: A*A*A-A*AA (to include Physics and Maths). We would normally require a pass in the Practical Assessment in the newly reformed science A levels.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer: 37 points overall with 7,7,6 - 7,6,6 in Higher Level subjects (to include Physics and Maths)
Contact telephone: +44 (0)161 306 9220
This course provides a solid grounding in all aspects of physics, both theoretical and experimental. However a substantial amount of laboratory work is replaced by lecture courses and project work in philosophy. Typical course units forming the Philosophy stream include: Moral Philosophy; Theory of Knowledge; Philosophy of Science and Ethics. The works of Spinoza, Wittgenstein and Aristotle might also be studied. You undertake a major project in an area of physics and philosophy in your fourth year as well as choosing from a diverse range of philosophy and physics fourth year course units.
It is possible to transfer to the 3-year BSc course at the beginning of your third year.
Please follow the link below to our undergraduate handbook (also known as The Blue Book). Here you can find out more information about the course content of your chosen degree programme: http://bluebook.physics.manchester.ac.uk/
Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2018 will be £9,250. Future inflationary increases may also be applied to each subsequent year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £24,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate student finance pages.