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MSci/BSc Mathematics and Physics

BSc Programme: FG31 / Route Code:UBSH3CJMMPH

MSci Programme: FGH1 / Route Code: UMSH4CJMMPH

**From September 2017 these programmes will be closed to admissions**

Maths Programme Director: Dr Nadav Drukker

Physics Programme Coordinator: Professor Samjid Mannan 

Please note that the information on these pages refers to the Mathematics modules only.  Please see the Physics Handbook for the most up to date information on the Physics modules.

Please remember to check the handbook for the year of your entry to see the modules available to you.  If you are unsure please contact your programme administrator.

For information about the Study Abroad pathway please see the Study Abroad page.

 

Programme Description

In a joint honours programme your time is divided more or less equally between the two main subjects. Nevertheless, there is scope for flexibility to take account of individual preferences and developing interests and abilities. There is in fact the opportunity in later years to adjust the distribution of modules so that more time is devoted to one subject than the other. Constraints of the timetable must obviously be borne in mind and, in any case, it is crucial that the appropriate Programme Director be consulted.

The majority of Mathematics modules taken by Joint Honours students are the same as the ones taken by Single Subject mathematicians. However, some modules have been devised with the special needs of the Joint Honours student in mind.

 

Core module: must be taken and passed

Compulsory module: must be taken

First Year

First semester 

Compulsory modules: 

4CCM111a Calculus I

4CCM113a Linear Methods

4CCP1501 Fields and Waves

Optional modules:

4CCM115a* Numbers and Functions

 

Second semester  

Compulsory modules: 

4CCM112a Calculus II

4CCP1471 Thermal Physics

4CCP1502 Matter

4CCP1113 Joint Honours Lab

Optional modules:

4CCM141a* Probability and Statistics I

 *Students must take either 4CCM141a or 4CCM115a.


NOTE: in order to progress to the second year you must:

  • gain an overall average of at least 40% in mathematics modules
  • no individual mark lower than 33% in mathematics modules
  • pass at least 90 credits overall

From 2014/15 onwards: In exceptional cases, these requirements may be suspended for students with mitigating circumstances at the discretion of the department.

Second Year

First semester

Compulsory modules:

5CCM121b Introduction to Algebra

5CCM231a Intermediate Dynamics

5CCP2241 Nuclear Physics

Either 5CCM221a Analysis I Or 5CCM250a Applied Analytic Methods

Either 5CCP2000 Laboratory Physics II Or 5CCP2621 Astrophysics*

*5CCP2621 Astrophysics is taught in semester 2

You should attend the Physics laboratory classes 5CCP2000 in the first or the second semester. Please contact the Physics Department at the beginning of the year to make detailed arrangements.


Second semester

Compulsory modules: 

5CCM211a PDEs and Complex Variable

5CCP2242 Quantum Mechanics I

5CCP2380 Electromagnetism*

* Exceptionally, you may be permitted to omit 5CCP2380 and take 6CCM331a in the third year instead. In that case you may choose a further module from other Maths or Physics modules recommended by the Programme Director.


Students may also take a language module in addition to their standard programme requirements. Please see the Programme Extras page for details. The additional module may be at any level, so long as it is considered appropriate by the Modern Language Centre .Students need the permission of their Programme Director to take additional credit and are allowed to take a maximum of additional 30 credits (normally two extra modules) during their whole degree programme.

Third Year (BSc)

Accreditation

IOP accreditation of your degree programme requires that students are introduced to the physics of semiconductors and lasers. These are normally covered by 6CCP3402 Solid state physics and 6CCP3380 Optics which are optional modules. Therefore, if you do not choose these modules, you will be directed to reading material on these topics and asked to complete a non-credit-bearing essay so that the terms of accreditation are met.

 

You must take three of the standard options of which two will normally be Mathematics, subject to the approval of the Programme Director: 

Compulsory Modules

You must choose at least one of the following:

6CCP3131 3rd Year Project in Physics (Semester 2)

6CCP3132 Third Year Literature Review (Semester 1)

6SSEQ002 University Ambassador Scheme

 

You must choose one out of the following two options:

6CCM436a Advanced Quantum Mechanics (Semester 1)

6CCP3221 Quantum Mechanics II  (Semester 2)

 

First Semester

6CCP3212 Statistical Mechanics

6CCM331a Special Relativity & Electromagnetism*

* Not if 5CCP2380 Electromagnetism was taken in the second year.

 

Optional Modules

First Semester

6CCM212b Complex Analysis

6CCM222b Linear Algebra (not available in 2019/20)

6CCM224b Introduction to Number Theory

6CCM314a Mathematical theory of collective behaviour

6CCM321a Real Analysis II (not available in 2019/20)

6CCM322a Complex Analysis (not available in 2019/20)

6CCM327a Topology

6CCM345A Third year Project 

6CCM350a Rings and Modules

6CCM359a Numerical and Computational Methods

6CCM388a Mathematical Finance I: Discrete Time

6CCMCS02 Theory of Complex Networks

6CCP3250 Fundamentals of Biophysics and Nanotechnology

6CCP3380 Optics

6CCYB020 Introduction to Medical Imaging

6SSG3028 Environmental Remote Sensing II

 

Second Semester   

6CCM223b Geometry of Surfaces

6CCM226b Metric Spaces and Toplogy

6CCM232b Groups and Symmetries (taught in semester 1 in 2019/20)

6CCM251b Discrete Mathematics

6CCM326a Galois Theory

6CCM338a Mathematical Finance II: Continuous Time

6CCM351a Representation Theory of Finite Groups

6CCMCS05 Mathematical Biology

6CCP3241 Particle Physics

6CCP3402 Solid State Physics

6CCM334a Space-time Geometry and General Relativity***

6CCP3630 General Relativity and Cosmology***

*** 6CCP3630 and 6CCM334a cannot be taken together.

Other options available to 3rd year single honours students may be taken where the timetable allows, subject to approval by the Programme Director.

 

Students may also take a language module in addition to their standard programme requirements. Please see the Programme Extras page for details. The additional module may be at any level, so long as it is considered appropriate by the Modern Language Centre. Students need the permission of their Programme Director to take additional credit and are allowed to take a maximum of additional 30 credits (normally two extra modules) during their whole degree programme. 
Third Year (MSci)

Accreditation

IOP accreditation of your degree programme requires that students are introduced to the physics of semiconductors and lasers. These are normally covered by 6CCP3402 Solid state physics and 6CCP3380 Optics which are optional modules. Therefore, if you do not choose these modules, you will be directed to reading material on these topics and asked to complete a non-credit-bearing essay so that the terms of accreditation are met.

 

Compulsory Modules

You must choose at least one of the following:

6CCP3131 3rd Year Project in Physics (Semester 2)

6CCP3132 Third Year Literature Review (Semester 1)

6SSEQ002 University Ambassador Scheme (Semester 2)

 

You must choose one out of the following two options:

6CCM436a Advanced Quantum Mechanics (Semester 1)

6CCP3221 Quantum Mechanics II (Semester 2)

 

First Semester

6CCP3212 Statistical Mechanics

6CCM331a Special Relativity & Electromagnetism*

* Not if 5CCP2380 Electromagnetism was taken in the second year.

 

Optional Modules

First Semester

6CCM212b Complex Analysis

6CCM222b Linear Algebra (not available in 2019/20)

6CCM224b Introduction to Number Theory

6CCM314a Mathematical theory of collective behaviour

6CCM321a Real Analysis II (not available in 2019/20)

6CCM322a Complex Analysis (not available in 2019/20)

6CCM327a Topology

6CCM345A Third year Project 

6CCM350a Rings and Modules

6CCM359a Numerical and Computational Methods

6CCM388a Mathematical Finance I: Discrete Time

6CCMCS02 Theory of Complex Networks

6CCP3250 Fundamentals of Biophysics and Nanotechnology

6CCP3380 Optics

6CCYB020 Introduction to Medical Imaging

6SSG3028 Environmental Remote Sensing II


Second Semester   

6CCM223b Geometry of Surfaces

6CCM226b Metric Spaces and Toplogy

6CCM232b Groups and Symmetries (taught in semester 1 in 2019/20)

6CCM251b Discrete Mathematics

6CCM326a Galois Theory

6CCM338a Mathematical Finance II: Continuous Time

6CCM351a Representation Theory of Finite Groups

6CCMCS05 Mathematical Biology

6CCP3241 Particle Physics

6CCP3402 Solid State Physics

6CCM334a Space-time Geometry and General Relativity***

6CCP3630 General Relativity and Cosmology***

*** 6CCP3630 and 6CCM334a cannot be taken together.

 

Other options available to 3rd year single honours students may be taken where the timetable allows, subject to approval by the Programme Director.

Students may also take a language module in addition to their standard programme requirements. Please see the Programme Extras page for details. The additional module may be at any level, so long as it is considered appropriate by the Modern Language Centre. Students need the permission of their Programme Director to take additional credit and are allowed to take a maximum of additional 30 credits (normally two extra modules) during their whole degree programme.

Fourth Year (MSci)

Compulsory Module

Either 7CCM461a MSci Project Or 7CCP4100 Project in Physics (30 credits)

 

Optional Modules

First Semester 

7CCM321b Real Analysis II

7CCM322b Complex Analysis

7CCM327b Topology

7CCM350b Rings and Modules

7CCMMS01 Lie Groups and Lie Algebras 

7CCMMS05 Metric and Banach Spaces

7CCMMS18 Manifolds

7CCMMS32 Quantum Field Theory

7CCMFM01 Probability Theory

7SSG5029 Environmental Remote Sensing**

** Not if 6SSG3028 was taken in the third year

7CCMMS31 Advanced Quantum Mechanics***

*** Not if 6CCM436A was taken in the third year

7CCP4201 Mathematical Methods for Theoretical Physics

7CCP4478 Experimental Techniques in Condensed Matter Physics

7CCP4479 Bio and Nanomaterials in the Virtual Lab

Additional options*:

7CCMCS02 Theory of Complex Networks

7CCMCS04 Dynamical Analysis of Complex Systems

7CCMCS06 Elements of Statistical Learning


Second Semester 

7CCM326b Galois Theory

7CCM334b Space-time Geometry and General Relativity

7CCM351b Representation Theory of Finite Groups

7CCMMS03 Algebraic Number Theory 

7CCMMS08 Operator Theory

7CCMMS11 Fourier Analysis   

7CCMMS20 Algebraic Geometry

7CCMMS22 Nonlinear Analysis

7CCMMS34 String Theory and Branes

7CCMMS38 Advanced General Relativity

7CCMMS40 Supersymmetry

7CCMMS43 Advanced Quantum Field Theory

7CCP4126 Advanced Photonics

7CCP4501 Standard Model Physics and Beyond

7CCP4600 Astroparticle Cosmology

Additional options*:

7CCMCS03 Equilibrium analysis of Complex Systems

7CCMCS05 Mathematical Biology

 

* Additional options: please note that these modules will not be available to select on Student Records. If you would like to take one or more of these modules, you will need to seek approval from the module lecturer and then final approval from your Programme Director.

Further optional modules from the Department of Physics can be found in their MSci Handbook.

 

Intercollegiate Modules

There is a selection of intercollegiate modules that the Physics department offers.  Fourth year MSci Maths and Physics students do not have to take exactly 60 credits from each department - they can normally take up to 75 credits from the Maths department or 75 credits from the Physics department, those totals to include the project and any intercollegiate modules.

Please note that should you select intercollegiate modules and fail them you may not be able to re-sit them until the following year in accordance with the other college’s rules and regulations.

 

Other Module Options

Undergraduate students are prohibited from taking Financial Maths modules (those commencing with 7CCMFM) except 7CCMFM01U 

Other options may be permitted, subject to timetabling constraints and the agreement of the Programme Director and the relevant module lecturer.

Students may take a language module in addition to their standard programme requirements. Please see the Programme Extras page for details. The additional module may be at any level, so long as it is considered appropriate by the Modern Language Centre. Students need the permission of their Programme Director to take additional credit and are allowed to take a maximum of additional 30 credits (normally two extra modules) during their whole degree programme.

 


 

07 March 2019

 

 

 

 

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