Master in Physics (Integrated Masters degree)
Five years full time (four years for direct entry)
If you started this programme in 2018, you can find information about 2018 entry on the 2018 Physics MPhys page. Information about all programmes from previous years of entry can be found in the archive.
||AAAA, including Physics and Mathematics
||AAA, including Physics and Mathematics
||38, including HL6 in Physics and HL6 in Mathematics
Some students may wish to apply for admission directly to the second year of this course. Such an entry point has the requirement of one of the following:
- AA at Advanced Highers (including Physics and Mathematics), and AAAA at Highers (including Physics and Mathematics).
- AAA at A-level, including Physics and Mathematics.
- 38 IB points, including HL6 in Physics and HL6 in Mathematics.
Find out more about direct entry to second year for Physics MPhys.
Students with high academic potential but who have had less access to advanced level qualifications may be interested in the Physics and Astronomy Gateway or International Gateway programmes.
We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry on to our programmes, please see our entry requirements for more information.
For degrees combining more than one subject, the subject with the higher entry requirements determines the grades you need. You will also need to meet any further subject specific entrance requirements as outlined on their pages.
If English is not your first language you will need an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6.0 in each component (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking), or an equivalent English Language qualification.
Do I need to have studied this subject before?
Students must have studied both Physics and Mathematics at SQA Higher, GCE A-Level, or equivalent. Preference may be given to candidates offering strong science qualifications.
Faculty entry requirements
You must also meet the Faculty of Science minimum qualifications. These vary depending on which qualifications you hold.
Passes in other examinations at equivalent levels and subjects may be accepted by the Dean of the Faculty. More information on how to apply via other entry routes or accreditation of prior learning and experience can be found on the University’s entry requirements webpage.
Find out more about Faculty of Science entry requirements.
St Andrews students must meet with their Adviser of Studies at the beginning of Semester 1 in September to complete advising – a compulsory part of the matriculation process. After module choices have been decided, a timetable will be allocated indicating the dates and times of classes.