University of Hull
Physics MPhys
University of Hull

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 15 graduates of Physics MPhys at University of Hull for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
94 /100
15 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Physics

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of 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 £22500 £24500 £28000
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £26500 £18500 - £33000 £22500 - £38500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Physics

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27959 £29015 £34497
25-75 percentile range £23959 - £31947 £22931 - £36583 £26874 - £45969

Course Description

Whether you want to explore the world at sub-atomic level or on a cosmological scale, you'll study physics under the guidance of experts. This degree provides you with the concepts and mathematical tools you'll need for a deep understanding of modern physics.

Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in well-known laboratories and research facilities including Jodrell Bank and the National Nuclear Laboratory.

The University’s expertise was recognised as far back as 1969 when we were one of the scientific centres chosen to carry out tests on samples gathered from the Moon by Neil Armstrong’s historic Apollo 11 mission. Today we have some of the world's leading experts contributing to world class research and you'll get the chance to learn from them during your studies.

Extend your studies with an extra year an graduate with a Masters level qualification.

Official Team GB partners

Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it.

What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership.

We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else.

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

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Physics, MPhys you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

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

Required skill level of job after 15 months

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

Example below based on all graduates of Physics MPhys at University of Hull

20% Information Technology Professionals
15% Sales occupations
15% Natural and social science professionals
5% Process, plant and machine operatives
5% Engineering professionals
5% Other Health Professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Finance Professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from A levels BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma Irish Leaving Certificate Scottish Highers Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Physics

Qualification requirements

Maths and Physics including a pass in the practical element

Including grade 6 in Higher Level Maths and Physics

Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit
Institution's Own Test 60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Physics, MPhys, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Physics MPhys

Ireland £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £17550 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

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, 2024

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 University of Hull in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Hull in related subject specific rankings.

Natural Sciences

    • #38 
    • #401 
    Physical Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #111 
    • #844 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #7 
    • #10 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 24 September, 2022]
    • #27 
    • #35 
    Physics & Astronomy
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 27 university rankings of University of Hull

About University of Hull

Established in 1928, The University of Hull is located in the suburbs of Kingston upon Hull (usually referred to just as Hull), in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber. On-campus facilities include bars, coffee shops, a library, a state-of-the-art gym, a mini supermarket and a nightclub, providing everything a student might need. University of Hull prides itself on its research activity in the fields of maritime history, environmental technology, and social justice.

Student composition of University of Hull

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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