Our distinctive BSc Physics programme will provide you with a rigorous education in modern physics.
You will learn the core tools of relativity, quantum mechanics and electromagnetism, and how these theories can describe the universe precisely, from galaxies to subatomic particles. You will also push the boundaries of design of materials and technology, from nanotechnology and superconductivity to photonics.
You will develop problem-solving skills through problem-solving classes and micro-projects, in which you will design your own experiments.
Key areas of study include:
- planetary dynamics
- light as an electro-magnetic wave
- quantum mechanics
- quantum theories of matter and atoms
- nuclear and particle physics
View the 2017/18 programme specification document for this course
View the 2018/19 programme specification document for this course
Our BSc Physics is accredited by the Institute of Physics.
Students undertake three years of study. Each year there are compulsory modules. However, the degree has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the degree structure to suit your own interests.
All undergraduate applications for Physics and Astronomy should be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
Find out how to apply and get further details about UCAS' website, phone and contact details.
100 per cent of BSc Physics students were satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of their course (NSS 2017)
We rank third for overall satisfaction in Physics and Astronomy, out of all UK Higher Education Institutes (NSS 2017)
We are 11th in the UK and top 100 in the world for Physics and Astronomy (QS World Rankings by Subject 2018)
100 per cent of our Physics and Astronomy research has been rated world leading or internationally excellent for its impact on society (REF 2014)
Our courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics
Our degrees open the door to a range of jobs – our graduates go into careers in areas as diverse as broadcasting, business, teaching, research and medical physics