Physics with Medical Physics
UCAS Code: F350
UCAS Code: F371
Average weekly contact time
First year: 16 hours
Apply your knowledge of physics to contemporary medicine
Do even more research on the four year MPhys course
|About the course||
You will be taught by all our academics, from up-and-coming lecturers through to internationally acclaimed professors. All staff are engaged in cutting-edge research, working in fields which include particle physics, astrophysics, polymer and biophysics, semiconductor nanotechnology and medical physics. Our experience and passion for research enhances your learning with optional modules, final year projects and visits to major research facilities.
You’ll learn in lots of different ways. Lab sessions link to what you hear in lectures, and in the ﬁrst and second years we devote a whole module each semester to experiments and training. You’ll learn how to present results, analyse data in Excel and assess errors. In computer programming classes, you’ll be taught to use the Python and LabVIEW programming languages. Tutorials are where you and up to nine other students meet with a lecturer to go over difficult course material and practise solving problems.
We encourage you to take ﬁeld trips throughout your course. You could spend time investigating dark matter 1km underground at Boulby Mine or 2,400m above sea level using our telescope at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos in the Canary Islands. We have two other telescopes on the roof of the department, super-resolution optical microscopes, laser spectroscopy equipment and computer rooms.
All our students do research of their own. We can offer up to 90 different research projects so you can get a lot of hands-on laboratory experience or develop a new computer code to model physics systems – you can download a list of sample projects at the top of the page. You can also research different methods of science teaching. The four year MPhys course has even more research content so it’s good preparation for a career in research or academia.
These are the current undergraduate modules for this course. As we want to keep our degrees as up-to-date as possible, the modules available when you start your degree might be different.
Fourth year (MPhys only)
We offer a Physics Foundation Year for students with A level qualifications, or equivalent, in at least one the following subjects: Maths, Physics, Chemistry or Biology. The Science and Engineering Foundation Year programme is made up of taught modules in physics, mathematics and chemistry taught by academic staff in those departments, plus laboratory and transferable skills taught by staff in the Faculty of Engineering. On successful completion of the Foundation Year students can enter the first year of one of our undergraduate degree programmes.
|Open University OpenPlus entry||
The University of Sheffield and the Open University have created a flexible way for UK students to study physics. You can spend two years studying in your own time with the Open University, allowing you to combine work with your studies.
If you complete this successfully, you can transfer directly onto the second year of our full-time BSc Physics, or Physics and Philosophy course.