Physics and Astronomy MPhys

Durham University

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Durham is one of the leading physics and astronomy departments in the UK, enrolling around 170 students each year. The dedication to our teaching and research consistently puts us high up in all the league tables. While studying here you will benefit from the buzz and creative environment of a large research department and join a dynamic and focused intellectual community. Our research ranges from fundamental elementary particle physics and cosmology to more applied topics in which we ... READ MORE

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Full time | Hatfield College | 4 Years | 27-SEP-21

Key stats

Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2020 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
44th / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
7th
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2021
4th

Start date and duration

Start date
27-SEP-21
Full Time
4 Years

Astronomy

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 95 = 5% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
Employment rate
The percentage of students in full-time work 6 months after finishing their course.
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Physics

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Physics graduate salary at this uni
£28,000
UK Physics graduate salary
£26,000

Modules
These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course
Source: IDP Connect, September 2020

Entry requirements
Entry requirements
The minimum grades (and in some cases the subjects) you'll need to get on to this course.

Choose Exam type Grades / Points required
A level
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Previous study
Previous study
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Source: HESA, 2018

Physics

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
Mathematics
98%
Physics
88%
Further Mathematics
67%
Chemistry
62%
Biology
14%

Tuition fees

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Students from Domestic
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Students from Other UK
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£9,250 per year
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Students from England Students from England
England Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Scotland Students from Scotland
Scotland Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Wales Students from Wales
Wales Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Northern Ireland Students from Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Fees
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Channel Islands
Channel Islands Fees
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£27,350 per year
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Students from EU EU Students
EU Fees
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£27,350 per year
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19 Dec 18

Physics and Astronomy MPhys

Absolutely the best years of my life so far! Challenging, but exciting and so worth...
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10 Mar 15

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Student rating ( 4.2) 1,076 reviews

5 star 35%
4 star 54%
3 star 9%
2 star 1%
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Where you'll study

Durham University

North Bailey Durham
DH1 3RQ United Kingdom Nearest train station: Durham  0.2 miles away

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