Physics with Management

Entry Year:2019

2 study options

Physics with Management BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
F3N2
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades ABB at A-Level. This must include grade A or above in at least one of Mathematics and Physics. Both subjects are required. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£20,850
Funding information

Physics with Management with Year Abroad BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
F3NY
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades ABB at A-Level. This must include grade A or above in at least one of Mathematics and Physics. Both subjects are required. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£20,850
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Overview

Combine the numerical and analytical skills and rigour of a physics degree with business acumen and an understanding of the corporate environment.

Taught jointly by the Schools of Physics and Astronomy and Business and Management, this programme draws on the strengths of each. We’ll give you a strong foundation in contemporary physics, taught by active researchers. You’ll also study business modules that support you in using science and engineering approaches in business scenarios, taught alongside other mathematicians, engineers and scientists.

Management modules have a particular emphasis on social responsibility, sustainability and good governance in the management of private, public and voluntary organisations. You’ll cover financial accounting, projects, entrepreneurship, business analytics, strategy, management and human resources.

In your final year, you’ll further develop your own interests through an independent research project, supervised by one of our academic specialists in physics or astronomy.

Professional recognition

This programme is accredited by the Institute of Physics

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Structure

You can complete your Physics with Management degree in three or four years. If you choose to do a year abroad, this will take place in Year 3 and Year 3 modules will instead be studied in Year 4.

Year 1

  • Classical Physics
  • Economics for Business
  • Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Mathematical Techniques 1
  • Mathematical Techniques 2
  • Modern Physics
  • Scientific Measurement

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

  • Business Analytics
  • Condensed Matter A
  • Electromagnetic Waves and Optics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Quantum Mechanics A
  • Thermodynamics

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

Compulsory

  • Extended Independent Project
  • Statistical Physics
  • Strategy (Semester B)
  • The Management of Human Resources (Semester A)

Choose three from

  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Mathematical Techniques 4
  • Physics of Galaxies
  • Quantum Mechanics B
  • Radiation Detectors
  • Spacetime and Gravity
  • Statistical Data Analysis

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Study options

Apply for this degree with any of the following options. Take care to use the correct UCAS code - it may not be possible to change your selection later.

Year abroad

Go global and study abroad as part of your degree – apply for our Physics with Management BSc with a Year Abroad. You'll spend your third academic year studying with our prestigious partner institutions in the United States.

Find out more about study abroad opportunities at Queen Mary and what the progression requirements are.

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Testimonial

Studying physics gives you so many valuable skills. I recently got on to one of the placements organised by the School and my analysis and problem-solving skills came in really useful. I was working in a data science company, which was really interesting. The placement went so well I even got offered a job for when I graduate!

Teaching

Teaching and learning

You’ll learn through a combination of lectures, laboratory sessions and tutorial classes. Your total  teaching time will be around 20 hours per week, but you are expected to spend time on independent study and coursework or lab reports. Overall, you should be spending 30-40 hours on your studies each week.

Assessment

Assessment depends on the nature of the work being carried out. For example, if the module involves practical work only, the assessment will be based on laboratory reports. For non-practical modules you may be assessed by weekly coursework, termly assignments and an end-of-year examination.

Management modules are assessed using a combination of coursework (presentations, assignments, essay report writing, in-class tests, research and project work) and/or examinations in May or June.

Resources and facilities

The Schools offer excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:

  • a purpose-built media suite designed to support student entrepreneurship
  • teaching laboratories
  • a rooftop observatory
  • a dedicated study space for physics students
  • professional research facilities for use in final-year projects.

Entry requirements

Physics with Management - BSc (Hons)

A-LevelGrades ABB at A-Level. This must include grade A or above in at least one of Mathematics and Physics. Both subjects are required. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 32 points overall, including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or Physics, with both subjects being taken at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English and Maths at grade C or 4.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Physics with Management with Year Abroad - BSc (Hons)

A-LevelGrades ABB at A-Level. This must include grade A or above in at least one of Mathematics and Physics. Both subjects are required. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 32 points overall, including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or Physics, with both subjects being taken at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English and Maths at grade C or 4.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

If your qualifications are not accepted for direct entry onto this degree, consider applying for a foundation programme.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.

Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Careers

Physics graduates are highly sought after in the business world, and by the finance sector In particular. Our programme takes that further, producing physics graduates with an understanding of business and management who are capable of making a real contribution to an employer within a few months of graduation.

Recent graduates of the school of Physics and Astronomy have been hired by:

  • Bluefin Solutions
  • Dunn and Bradstreet
  • ESI Media
  • Medical Physics – NHS
  • Open Symmetry (management consulting)
  • University of Oxford.

Career support

The School of Business and Management runs a tailored careers programme for students. In previous years this has included business-specific workshops, alumni panel events and office visits to Bloomberg. We can also help you find part-time projects in local charities and internships in local businesses and start-ups.

The School of Physics and Astronomy runs dedicated internship schemes, weekly advice sessions and events such as software bootcamps and problem-solving workshops.

The Queen Mary careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

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About the Schools

School of Physics and Astronomy

We combine the academic rigour of a Russell Group institution with a friendly and supportive atmosphere. We are highly rated in the National Student Survey, coming top in London for overall student satisfaction for the past four years.

We run a busy schedule of research seminars, and a successful peer mentoring scheme. You’ll be taught by academics who work on high-profile international collaborations, for example with NASA and European Space Agency.

School of Business and Management

We teach you to think beyond textbooks, management fads and memorised formulas for success.

Our faculty come from all over the world and bring a sound practical knowledge to their teaching: they have worked for the BBC, UK government ministries and the European Union.

Our Mile End location keeps us close to all the action in the City and Canary Wharf. We’re also home to a number of research centres focused on public engagement and having a real-world impact.

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