Undergraduate courses

We offer a range of physics degrees. They include opportunities to study abroad, complete a year-long work placement or specialise in astrophysics, particle physics, theoretical physics or medical physics.

Undergraduate students
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BSc or MPhys?

MPhys courses come with a final year of research training, where you'll work in the lab with a team of professional scientists on an unanswered question in physics. They're the best route for students who are thinking about a career in scientific research.

Accreditation

These courses are all accredited by the Institute of Physics, so you’ll cover the key topics that every physicist needs to understand: mechanics, waves, optics, relativity, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, quantum physics and more.

Flexibility

But there’s always flexibility to choose from a wide range of optional modules too, so you can tailor your degree to your interests, your career goals and the global challenges you want to help solve.


Physics courses


Physics and Astrophysics courses


Physics with Particle Physics courses


Theoretical Physics courses


Physics with Medical Physics courses


Physics with Philosophy courses


Study Abroad

If you're starting your degree in 2023, you can apply to spend a year studying abroad once you've started.

Semester or year abroad


Physics with a Foundation Year


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Research Excellence Framework 2021

We have been rated 1st in the UK in terms of the quality of our research. In the latest REF, 100 per cent of research and impact from our department has been classed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

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