Mathematics and Physics MMath/MPhys - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MMath Mathematics and Physics
MPhys Mathematics and Physics

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Physics
Ord Mathematics and Physics
DipHE Mathematics and Physics
CertHE Mathematics and Physics

Professional recognition

Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)
Institute of Physics (IOP)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UCK21007 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

F300, G100

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Mathematics, statistics and operati (Intg Masters), Physics, astronomy and astrophysics

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Physics

Programme Leader

DIAZ TORRES A Dr (Physics)

Date of production/revision of spec

16/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Develop students' base of knowledge, understanding and practical/computing skills, plus their mathematical, conceptual, communication and problem-solving skills, so as to prepare them for employment or further study with the expertise expected of a physicist or mathematician

Allow students flexibility in studying specialist subjects in areas of physics and mathematics or in other areas of interest that are related to likely professional pathways for physics graduates

Develop students' base of knowledge, understanding and practical/computing skills, plus their mathematical, conceptual, communication and problem-solving skills, so as to prepare them for employment or further study with the expertise expected of a physicist or mathematician up to FHEQ Level 7

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
A thorough understanding of core mathematical and physical principles K DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Well-developed problem-solving and analytical skills K DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
An ability to use computers, both for scientific computation and general use K DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Acquisition of specialist knowledge and understanding, particularly towards the end of the programme K BSc (Hons)
Analyse and solve mathematical and physical problems proficiently C DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Identify relevant physical principles in unseen problems C DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Appreciate ways in which mathematical thinking can be applied to problems in the real world C DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Make mathematical formulations of physical problems; make computational formulations of mathematical problems C DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Use existing knowledge to assimilate more advanced physical and mathematical concepts C BSc (Hons)
Use computers and IT for data analysis, presentation, scientific and mathematical computing and general purpose applications P DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Plan and undertake an individual project and access relevant literature P BSc (Hons)
Effectively present numerical and graphical data P DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Clearly and accurately communicate results, including report writing P Ord, BSc (Hons)
Formulate problems into soluble form T DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Solve problems with well-defined solutions T DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Solve open-ended problems T BSc (Hons)
Undertake independent investigations T
Read demanding texts T Ord, BSc (Hons)
Communicate complex information in a clear and concise fashion T BSc (Hons)
Manipulate precise and intricate ideas T Ord, BSc (Hons)
Construct logical arguments T DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Pick up and use new IT packages T DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Pick up and use new computer languages T DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Integrated Master's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and 7). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Honours) (360 credits)
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Optional modules for Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Semester 1: choose 3 options if MAT3019 selected, otherwise choose 4 options
Semester 2: choose 3 options if MAT3019 selected, otherwise choose 2 options
At least one MAT3xxx and one PHY3xxx module must be taken each semester; some combinations may not be possible due to timetabling constraints
MAT3018 cannot be chosen if MAT3019 taken

Year 4 - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 4 - FHEQ Level 7

Students on the MMath pathway must take the MATM050 MMath Project, and students on the MPhys pathway must take the PHYM060 MPhys MaP Project module.
Choose 5 options overall, to maintain a 60:60 credit balance between Semesters 1 and 2.

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) Y N/A
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) Y
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) Y Yes
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.