In the final years of MPhys, there are opportunities to study specialist subjects to advanced level as well as develop key scientific research and transferable skills, important for both physics and wider working environment careers. In the fourth year, there are also options for students interested in research to pursue projects at the cutting edge of science and learn important experimental and theoretical techniques.
MPhys with Industrial Placement (MPhys with IP) complements those existing schemes within Physics and Astronomy, by offering an opportunity to spend six months working on an original, research and development (R&D) project in an industrial laboratory. It aims to provide students with valuable, practical experience and equip them particularly well for future jobs in industrial research and development.
The placements typically involve working on a project within an industrial laboratory from a specialist area of physics or related technology.
Places on this programme are strictly limited and applications are made through MPhys Physics (F303).
View the 2017/18 programme specification document for this course
View the 2018/19 programme specification document for this course
Our MPhys Physics programmes are accredited by the Institute of Physics
Students undertake four years of study. Each year there are compulsory and optional modules.
Students can transfer easily between the BSc (Physics) and MPhys programmes until the end of year two. The final year of the MPhys with Industrial Placement, is spent performing a full time research project either in an academic research group or in a local industrial partner.
All undergraduate applications for Physics and Astronomy should be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Applications for this path should be made through MPhys Physics (F303)
Find out how to apply and get further details about UCAS' website, phone and contact details.
Southampton is ranked in the top 15 universities for Physics and Astronomy in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2017, The Times Good University Guide 2017 and The Complete University Guide 2017
We are in the UK top 10 and top 100 in the world for Physics and Astronomy (QS World Rankings 2016/17)
100 per cent of our Physics and Astronomy research has been rated world leading or internationally excellent for its impact on society (REF 2014)
We are first in the Russell Group for student satisfaction – 96 per cent of Physics and Astronomy students are satisfied with the quality of their course (NSS 2016)
Our courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics