Our distinctive BSc Physics programme will provide you with a robust 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. Key areas of study include classical mechanics, electromagnetism, special relativity, the quantum world of atomic, nuclear and particle physics, quantum physics of materials, wave physics, and light as an electromagnetic wave. The MPhys allows for further specialisation and there is flexibility to move between the BSc and MPhys courses up until the end of the second year. The University of Southampton is a great place to study physics; physics and astronomy at Southampton is ranked fourth in UK (Guardian University Guide 2017), and we're first within the Russell Group for student satisfaction (NSS 2017). Our BSc Physics is accredited by the Institute of Physics. Plus, you'll have access to exceptional research-grade facilities, including rooftop observatories and specialist photonics labs. Our degrees are a passport to vocational and non-vocational careers alike, with recent graduates employed in roles ranging from actuaries and statisticians to crime analysts, scientific journalists and medical researchers.
All our degrees are based on a core physics curriculum. Key areas of study include classical mechanics, electromagnetism, special relativity, the quantum world of atomic, nuclear and particle physics, quantum physics of materials, wave physics, and light as an electromagnetic wave. The flexible course structure allows you to follow your interests by choosing around a quarter of your modules from a range of options. You can choose to study modules within physics, or from the wider University, such as law, management or languages. Find out more about optional modules: http://www.phys.soton.ac.uk/programmes/f300-bsc-physics-3-yrs#modules
Throughout your degree, you'll also develop key transferable skills such as problem solving, data analysis and computing, which are sought after by a range employers. During year two, you'll also have access to a programme of physics-focused career sessions, timetabled to fit in with your studies, which include application and interview workshops as well as talks from visiting professionals.
Assessment in the first and second year is a mixture of unseen written examinations, marked problem-based coursework and laboratory work. For the BSc programme, in the third year assessment is mainly by examination; laboratory work is replaced by a project which involves continuous assessment, written reports and an oral examination. For the MPhys programmes, in the third year assessment is mainly by examination, although laboratory-based, computer-based and dissertation modules will use different assessment methods, as appropriate. In the fourth year of the Mphys programmes, laboratory work is replaced by a project which involves continuous assessment, written reports and an oral examination.
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The University of Southampton is a fantastic university which undertakes world-class research and amazing teaching. I have experienced first-hand the enthusiasm and passion of my lecturers and seminar tutors. The campus is particularly brilliant due to the large number of facilities based directly on campus such as the GP, Costa, Banking etc. In addition, the campus is incredibly green and is filled with nature and animals. The pastoral care is also very good and so it is easy to feel welcome at this institution.
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It's a lovely place and the staff are friendly but it's expensive to live on and if you're after a campus uni don't be fooled, there are several you have to travel to and the accommodation isn't on campus, it's all around the city.
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