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BSc (Hons) Physics

Heriot-Watt University
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Course UCAS code: F300
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  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
Core concepts include dynamics, electromagnetic fields and optics, the quantum world of subatomic particles and the philosophically challenging ideas of astrophysics. Mathematics is integral to students' understanding of physical concepts in depth. Options available in later years include Laser Physics, Photonics, Semiconductor Physics, Instrumentation, Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particles. Research projects allow students to develop skills in experimental design or computational modelling.
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15 January

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When applying for internships at BP & Shell, they ask you what uni you went to: the options are Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, Heriot-Watt, or other. The engineering courses here are really respected. The union were super helpful and were really nice and calm when I needed help. They’re also really active throwing events on campus. You're only 20 minutes out of Edinburgh town, so get a bus pass, and remember that there's a free nightbus! The festival fringe is a great time to be in the city as your summer ends.

Set for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for EU at £1,820
Set for Year 1 for Scotland at £1,820
Set for Year 1 for International at £18,480
Admissions Office:
Tel. 0131 451 3376
Email. [email protected]

Admissions Office:
Tel. 0131 451 3376
Email. [email protected]

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  • Olivier Germain's avatar by Olivier Germain on 20th November 2018
    Simply amazing to me, as an american, to get this level of education. Edinburgh is a great city to live in even though the weather isn't always great.
  • Tybar's avatar by Tybar on 4th October 2015
    It's has it's problems, but I feel like it is a very good place to study if you get it right.
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