University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Physics underpins everyday life, from the structure of the universe to the smartphone in your hand. A Physics degree with Salford will put you in position to discover the next scientific breakthroughs and technological innovations. Physics is at the heart of modern life. By having the knowledge to discover future technological advances and find applications for scientific discoveries, qualified physicist are driving our future. Our professionally-accredited course is structured to provide you with fundamental and specialist knowledge base ready to build a career in teaching, research or industry. Accredited by the Institute of Physics, you’ll follow a three-year programme – or four with integrated Masters – delivered through engaging lectures, tutorial classes and laboratory classes. Physics can be challenging, so we place great emphasis on small group teaching to make you feel fully supported. You’ll have an immersive experience, taking part in group projects to develop team working, problem solving, and communication and presentation skills. Due to the analytical and problem solving nature of physics, this degree will open up the subject spectrum. You’ll develop an understanding of classical and quantum waves, and properties of matter. You’ll gain advanced knowledge in fields of nuclear and particle physics, Maxwell’s equation and quantum mechanics. You can also choose optional modules in acoustics and nanotechnology. Learning takes places in our Peel Park campus, minutes from bustling Manchester. A unique part of our physics degree is our emphasis on employer engagement. We consulted professional physicists from industry when we designed this course to ensure that the content is robust and will prepare you for the world of work. As a Salford physics graduate, you will have the skills to take you into a successful, exciting career. Features • Expand your knowledge and understanding in mechanics, quantum physics, electromagnetism and more. • Build analytical, numerical and computer-based problem-solving skills in Maxwell’s Equations and Wave Optics • Explore classical dynamics, static and dynamic charges, quantum mechanics, fundamentals of relativity and atomic and nuclear physics • Learn the importance of mathematics in a quantitative description of physics, using symbolic computing and programming • Experience computer laboratory sessions to apply numerical methods and techniques frequently encountered in physical and engineering challenges

Course details


This course is built around a core of compulsory modules that will give you a thorough grounding in physics, in addition there are optional modules that allow you to add a specialism to your portfolio of knowledge and skills, such as astrophysics or PC interfacing. You will also take part in group projects that will allow you to develop your team working, problem solving, communication and presentation skills, all desirable within the industrial and research communities. You can opt to take an industrial placement year in between your second and third year of your course. This has a number of benefits: you will improve your employment prospects after graduation, you get to see the physics you have learned in action, they are often paid positions, and many of our industrial placement students ultimately improve their degree classification over their second year results to receive top class degrees.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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University of Salford
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Monday 5 July to Monday 9 August 9am until 5pm (except Fridays 10 am until 4pm), Tuesday 10 August, 8am to 7pm, Wednesday 11 August 8am to 6pm, Thursday 12 August 8am - 6pm Friday 13 August 9am - 5pm Saturday 14/ Sunday 15 August Closed Monday 15 August 9am to 5pm (and from this date on, except for Fridays 10am to 4pm).

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