What Will You Study

Students on our MPhys Physics (Study Abroad) degree scheme spend their third year studying at one of our partner universities in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada or Europe. You study the same subjects at Lancaster as students on any one of our single-major degree schemes, and undertake courses at our partner institutions that are equivalent to those that you would have followed here. There are no restrictions on the degree scheme that you follow at Lancaster; for example, if you want to study Physics with Particle Physics and Cosmology with a year abroad then you would still apply for Physics (Study Abroad).

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 specialist laboratories and modules from your degree specialisation.

In your final year you take part in an extended investigative project in one of our leading research groups, giving you access to our world-leading facilities and activities around your degree specialisation. In addition, you have the choice of a wide range of advanced options which include subjects such as Quantum Computation, Matter at Low Temperatures, Advanced Relativity and Gravity, and Space Physics.