Queen Mary University of London
Physics with Professional Experience Msci (Hons)
Queen Mary University of London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

A professional experience internship is an excellent opportunity to develop your business skills and gain hands-on experience as part of your BSc or MSci Physics degree. If you are not certain about what career path you want to follow, an extended internship or 'sandwich year' can be an excellent way to help you understand your options and make decisions about your future .Students studying BSc or MSci Physics with Professional Experience have the option to include a one-year paid Professional Experience internship within their degree programme. The Professional Experience degree programmes are identical to the BSc and MSci Physics routes except for the addition of the internship year. You would complete your paid internship during the third year of your degree programme (or fourth for MSci), returning to Queen Mary for your final year of study.

Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 34 graduates of Physics with Professional Experience Msci (Hons) at Queen Mary University of London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Physics.

Overall student satisfaction
78 /100
34 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Physics with Professional Experience Msci (Hons) at Queen Mary University of London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Physics with Professional Experience Msci (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27500 £25000 £30500
25-75 percentile range £22000 - £30000 £19500 - £30500 £23000 - £39500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Physics

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27538 £28439 £32804
25-75 percentile range £23982 - £31543 £22409 - £35540 £26124 - £43263

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Physics with Professional Experience Msci (Hons) at Queen Mary University of London

20% Information Technology Professionals
15% Teaching Professionals
10% Administrative occupations
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
5% Finance Professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Protective service occupations
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations

Assessment is carried out in a combination of methods depending on the nature of the work being carried out. If the module involves practical work only, the assessment will be based on laboratory reports. For non-practical modules will may be assessed by weekly coursework, termly assignments and an end-of-year examination.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

To include A level Maths and Physics both at grade A. Excluded subject: General Studies Please note: You will also be excepted to achieve a Pass grade in the practical endorsement for any of the following A levels - Biology, Chemistry, Physics - if taken with one of the Awarding Bodies in England.

6,6,5 in HL subjects, to include HL Mathematics and Physics both at grade 6.

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Physics with Professional Experience, Msci (Hons).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

Queen Mary University of London is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Physics with Professional Experience Msci (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

Please visit our web site for further details on fees and funding https://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/feesandfunding/tuitionfees/

By searching on our A-Z course finder, you will be able to view the amount of fee you would need to pay for your choice of programme https://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/

The fee amounts listed are for the 2020/21 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2021/22 have not yet been set.

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Queen Mary University of London in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Queen Mary University of London in related subject specific rankings.

Natural Sciences

    • #58 
    • #131 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #21 
    • #176 
    Physical Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject - Times Higher Education
    [Published 13 October, 2021]
    • #80 
    • #257 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #83 
    • #287 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #32 
    • #42 
    Physics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #16 
    • #201 
    Physics
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #14 
    • #223 
    Physics
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #27 
    • #36 
    Physics & Astronomy
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #13 
    • #151 
    Physics & Astronomy
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]

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About Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) was founded in 1989 in the Mile End district of London. This Russell Group University offers state-of-the-art facilities, including their Advanced Molecular Imaging Services, and the Genome Centre for DNA research at Barts and the London School of Medicine, among numerous others for a wide variety of subject matters. QMUL is without a doubt an excellent option for any student wishing to pursue a career path in scientific research, and is recognised worldwide as such.

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Where is this programme taught

Queen Mary University of London - Mile End campus
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