What Will You Study

Our MPhys Physics degree equips you with a broad conceptual and practical working knowledge of physics, along with key transferrable skills enabling you to embark on a wide variety of career paths. The specialist teaching is informed by our world-leading activities in areas such as low-temperature physics and quantum technologies, and culminates in an individual investigative research project and advanced options in year four.

The core curriculum includes subjects such as Quantum Physics and Electromagnetism in your first year, Quantum Mechanics and Relativity in your second year, and Particle Physics, Atomic Physics and Condensed Matter Physics in your third year. This is complemented by laboratories where you perform state-of-the-art experiments with sophisticated equipment and associated software.

In your third year, you can choose to either carry out an investigate group project on a topic of current research, or do an extended industrially oriented group project in collaboration with a company or other external organisation.  In addition, you have the choice of a wide range of advanced options which include subjects such as Quantum Computation, Matter at Low Temperatures, and Space Physics.

In your final year you will take part in an extended investigative project in one of our leading research groups, giving you access to world-leading facilities such as our unique Quantum Technology and Low-Temperature centres.  Examples of recent project topics include vortices in superfluids, nanoscale probe microscopy of graphene, quantum dots and other novel quantum nanostructures, and physics for healthcare.