BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Physics with Foundation Year aims to develop your theoretical understanding of
the subjects and apply your skills to real world situations. This course will teach you advanced problemsolving
skills which you will be able to employ in many ways across a wide choice of potential careers. This
course focuses on developing your mathematical skills to study and explore key topics within physics
including classical mechanics and electromagnetism – at both the classical and quantum level.
Mathematics and physics are inextricably linked. The comprehensive grounding in mathematics offered by
this programme underpins a unique exploration of physics which is the most multifaceted discipline of
Science. While a clear understanding of the subject will be a given, employer’s will also be looking for the
other qualities imparted through this programme, in particular numerical, analytical and problem solving
You will have the option to undertake a paid placement year, where you will gain invaluable experience in the
workplace before returning to complete your final year. Many of the mathematics related placements are very
prestigious, and recent placements have included: world renowned engineering companies, Sheffield
University research centres and Air Traffic Control amongst many others.
To prepare you for the range of applications of the material you will study, the Foundation Year also includes
modules on Communication Skills, Problem Solving and Electrical Technology. When combined with the
mathematics and physics modules you study you will be perfectly positioned for the broad range of
mathematics and physics modules you will study in subsequent years.
This course is appropriate for those who want to advance their knowledge of mathematics and physics,
perhaps with a view to undertaking postgraduate study. A highly analytical degree is the starting point for
many careers, and is highly sought after in many different employment sectors.
We pride ourselves on the academic support and guidance given by our friendly and approachable staff.
Students have shown their appreciation for this by the exceptionally high ratings they have given us in the
National Student Survey.
Following the changing demand in recent mathematical research and applications, this course has been
designed to provide a modern outlook on the subjects and the important role they play in the ever-changing
world of commerce, industry and education. Students on the course have the option to do a year-long
placement in industry between their second and final years. Students are helped to find suitable placements
by the experienced staff in our Placements Unit, who will also liaise with students while on placement and
provide support throughout the placement year.