Our Physics degree here at Aberystwyth University is accredited by the IOP (Institute of Physics). Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, but one which makes significant contributions to modern society, with theoretical breakthroughs feeding into new sciences and fostering modern technologies. The concepts of physics form the basis of most scientific language and the subject finds its way into most modern science and technology, enhancing the scope for your future employment prospects. Physics has been taught at Aberystwyth since its foundation and it continues to be an innovative learning experience for all. This degree placed in the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of physics and astronomy. In choosing this subject you will be taught by experts in their field. Upon completion of your degree you will have accreditation by the Institute of Physics. Our researchers are involved in the current European Space Agency ExoMars 2020 Project and engineering low dimensional materials such as graphene.
This is a fascinating and commercially important field of research. Throughout this degree you will be introduced to: classical and modern physics, computational and experimental physics, dynamics, astronomy, quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, numerical methods and condensed matter. Some modules may also include training and practical advice in career planning and skills development. Students wishing to study through the medium welsh may do so with our Welsh medium modules. Our students learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, practicals, individual and group-based project work. We assess our students through coursework, presentations, lab reports, lab diaries and examinations. You will be assigned a personal tutor, who can help with any difficulties you might have with the degree or with university life.
Employability is embedded across all our teaching and ethics. We instil these skills to our students: research and data analysis, mathematical and computational skills, problem-solving, creative thinking, independent working, time management, organisation, self-motivation, communication and teamworking. The ability to discuss concepts with peers, accommodate different viewpoints, meet deadlines and communicate ideas in a clear, concise manner in both written and oral form are highly desirable skills in industry. You are encouraged to contact the University's Careers Service in relation to work experience opportunities. YES (Year in Employment Scheme) and GO Wales are administered by the Career Service which works with local businesses to create paid work placements for students. This helps you gain valuable work experience which will enhance your CV.
This degree will allow you to pursue a career in engineering, research or development. The skills you will learn are highly pertinent to employers. Typical careers include: medical physicist, radiation protection practitioner, research scientist, systems developer, product development, technical author and meteorologist. In addition, you will acquire transferable skills, such as problem-solving abilities, needed for success in a wider range of careers.
Aberystwyth University is ranked in the UK top 5 and best in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017) and where 95% of students were in employment or further study within 6 months after graduating (DLHE, 2017).
What will I learn? In the first year you will discover; Classical and modern physics; Computational and experimental physics; Dynamics; Basic principles of gravitational and electrostatic fields; Astronomy ; Energy Sources and their environmental impacts In the second year you will explore; Thermal physics; Quantum mechanics; Experimental analogue electronics; Data handling and statistics; Instrumentation systems In your final year you will investigate; Semiconductor physics; Electromagnetism; Optronics; Condensed Matter; Atoms and Molecules; Numerical Methods.
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Aber is so amazing! The academic staff are brilliant, really helpful and encouraging to make you think outside the box, the uni is right next to a lovely coastline, so everyone goes down to the beach when the sun’s out to relax – a highlight of the year. The nightlife is also great, loads of bars in town and everyone’s up for it – you end up not needing the union (besides the legendary Bierkeller) after first year, there’s so much on in town.
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,000
Set for Year 1 for International at £15,200
Department of Physics (undergraduate enquiries): Tel. +44 (0)1970 622802
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