- From subatomic building blocks of matter to galaxies spanning light-years, everything in our universe is governed by the same fundamental principles. Discover it all with us.
- From theories of relativity to quantum mechanics. From nanophysics to lasers. Our MPhys Physics programme covers it all. This is your chance to develop an in-depth knowledge of the laws of physics and how they apply to real-life situations. Our BSc (Hons) Physics students study for three years. After that you can opt to complete a fourth year to gain an MPhys. We strongly recommend the MPhys qualification if you are planning a career in scientific research.
- You’ll study a range of modules, covering topics like electromagnetism, mechanics and relativity – building your knowledge, improving your mathematical skills and gaining laboratory experience. It’s also a course that comes with the chance of spending a sandwich year working in industry or studying abroad, adding career-boosting experience to your CV.
- Along the way, you’ll become a seasoned problem solver, adept at tackling challenges with creative thinking. It’s this ability, together with the practical skills that come with planning experiments and processing, analysing and interpreting data, that make Physics graduates so sought after – offering a wide range of career possibilities.
- This course is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) – you’ll qualify for student membership, and for Membership as a graduate.
- We have recently invested in our teaching laboratories, providing a cutting-edge learning environment and equipment to develop your skills ready for industry.
- With a low student-to-staff ratio, we offer individual support throughout your studies – particularly when it comes to supervising your final-year projects.
Year 1: Compulsory modules; Introduction to Physics, Introduction to Laboratory Physics (including the “Physics Challenge”), Introduction to Astronomy, Introduction to Mechanics, Applied Physics and Linear Systems, Functions, Vectors, and Calculus Year 2: Compulsory modules; Electromagnetism and Waves, Thermal and Quantum Physics, Laboratory Physics and Astrophysics, Ordinary Differential Equations, Scientific Computing. Optional modules: Measurement, Instrumentation, LabVIEW, and Interfacing, Vector Calculus, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics Years 3: Compulsory modules; Electrodynamics and Advanced Quantum Mechanics; Laboratory Physics and Astrophysics. Optional modules: Relativity and Cosmology. Nuclear and Particle Physics. Condensed Matter (Solid State and Soft Matter). Fluid Dynamics, Partial Differential Equations and Integral Transforms, Project Year 4: Compulsory modules; Project, Advanced Laboratory. Optional modules; Magnetism, Lasers and Modern Optics, Renewable Energy Technology
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)|
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|