Physics and Philosophy

Physics and Philosophy is a stimulating combination of subjects that have much in common. It will give you an understanding of modern physics while enabling you to explore some of the philosophical problems raised by science.

The Physics course provides a broad education across the whole spectrum of modern physics, including quantum mechanics, relativity, particle physics, and numerical and computation physics.  In the third year you can do a semester-long project on some aspect of physics.  There are more than 60 different projects available, with current titles including The Philosophy of Science and The Physics of Time Travel.  In addition you will develop transferable skills such as numeracy, computer programming, and science communication.

The Philosophy department offers an exciting range of modules taught by researchers who are experts in their field. You can develop your understanding of the key areas of philosophy, such as logic, metaphysics, theory of knowledge, philosophy of mind, ethics, political philosophy, and of course the philosophy of science. We also have modules on major figures in the history of philosophy, from Plato and Aristotle to Kant and Hegel, among others.

The Philosophy side of the degree is highly flexible, with no required modules. Dual students have the choice of exactly the same modules as single Philosophy students. Philosophy modules

For more on Philosophy at Sheffield, click here. For information on the physics side, click here. For more on the technical details of this course, including entry requirements, see the University 2018 prospectus.

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