Date Specification Approved 
28/09/2005 
College 
College Eng and Physical Sci 
School 
Physics and Astronomy 
Department 
Physics & Astronomy 
Partner College and School 
Mathematics 
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration 

Qualification and Programme Title 
M.Sci. Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics Fulltime 
Programme Code 
0260 
Delivery Location 
Campus 
Language of Study 
English 
Length of Programme 
4 Year(s) 
Accreditations 
This programme has no outside accreditations 
Aims of the Programme 
 To provide students with an appreciation of the distinctive nature of mathematics as the language of science, a creative discipline that forms a systematic way of structuring thoughts and arguments, closely tied to a coherent body of associated knowledge.
 To provide students with a broadly based education in mathematics, including statistics and computational mathematics, and theoretical physics.
 To provide a core understanding of mathematics and theoretical physics in the first two years and a wide range of mathematics and theoretical physics options, that reflect the research interests of the School, in the final year.
 To make students aware of the wide range of career options open to them and prepare them for professional, graduate level employment or further study.
 To develop mathematical skills such as modelling, problem solving and the use of precise technical language.
 To develop other key skills such as a capacity for independent study and learning, report writing, giving presentations and team work.


Programme Outcomes 
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: 
Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: 
and assessed using the following methods: 
Key mathematical concepts and topics including the foundations and applications of calculus and analysis, linear algebra, abstract algebra, applied mathematics, mathematical optimisation, probability and statistics
The need for and techniques of proof and rigour and the ability to construct rigorous arguments
How to analyse and model both applied and abstract situations using the language of mathematics
How to solve problems arising from applied and abstract situations through both the creative and the routine application of mathematical techniques
Essential concepts, principles and theories relating to computing
The scientific and other career options open to highly qualified mathematics graduates

Lectures and tutorials; computer practicals; projects.

Tests, examinations, assignments, oral presentation.


Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: 
Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: 
and assessed using the following methods: 
Ability to abstract the essentials of problems and formulate them mathematically and in a symbolic form
Analytical, numerical, computational, modelling and problem solving skills
Ability to select and apply appropriate mathematical methods for solving problems including those at an abstract level
Ability to construct and develop logical mathematical arguments with clear identification of assumptions and conclusions
Ability to present arguments and conclusions clearly and accurately
Ability to independently solve a substantial problem and present a solution both orally and in a dissertation
Capacity for independent study and learning, report writing, giving presentations

Lectures, tutorials and projects

Tests, examinations and oral presentations
