Physics is essential to our understanding of how the universe works: from the behaviour of fundamental particles to the movement of the stars and planets. Theory and experiment are vital to developing answers to questions about the universe and the fundamental nature of matter, energy, space and time. Our work covers the full spectrum of scales: particle physics for the smallest particles; nano-science for creating new small structures; and general relativity for understanding the large scale behaviour of the universe. One theory that physics is lacking, however, is the Grand Unified Theory, and work is on-going to find this one theory that applies to all scales and unifies all the known particles and forces – so there is plenty of work still to be done.
You will gain a broad theoretical and experimental grounding in your first year of study, covering the key principles. In subsequent years you will build on this knowledge, choosing modules that develop your interests. As the research carried out in the School is so varied – from particle physics and theoretical physics to nanoscience and astrophysics – you will be able to take increasingly specialised modules taught by experts in their field. In your final year, you will have the opportunity to carry out a research project with one of the School's research groups. This will provide you with excellent experience and valuable transferable skills.
Electric and Magnetic Fields
Mathematical Techniques 1
Mathematical Techniques 2
Professional Skills for Scientists (including introduction to programming)
Introduction to Energy and Environmental Physics
Assessment depends on the nature of the work being carried out. For example, if the module involves practical work only, the assessment will be based on laboratory reports. For non-practical modules you may be assessed by weekly coursework, termly assignments and an end-of-year examination.
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