About the Pathway
Specific A Level Entry Requirements: Physics and Mathematics
We have a strong reputation for high-quality teaching driven by outstanding research, delivered in a supportive and inspiring environment and accredited by the Institute of Physics. You will develop a working knowledge and understanding of the physics of fluids and solids, especially their thermal and electrical properties, with emphasis also in computing, classical mechanics and quantum physics.
Double Weighted Pathway: This pathway requires a set of first-year maths-based modules, either through the Physics Department (under the heading Physical Systems) or the Mathematics Department (under the heading Single Mathematics). As such, students taking Physics can only take one other pathway in addition to either of the supporting maths pathways.
For more information, please read our guide on how Pathways work.
|Year One||Year Two||Year Three|
|Core modules||Core modules||Optional modules|
|Classical Mechanics||Introduction to Experimental Lab||Astrophysics II|
|Electric and Magnetic Fields||Optional modules||Astrophysics Group Project|
|Quantum Physics||Astronomy||Astrophysics Laboratory|
|The Physical Universe||Astrophysics I||Atomic Physics|
|Thermal Properties of Matter||Classical Fields||Computer Modelling|
|Optional modules||Cosmology I||Cosmology Group Project|
|Students need to take either the Physics Mathematics modules listed below or the Single Mathematics Pathway||Electromagnetism, Waves and Optics||Cosmology II|
|Complex Methods||Experimental Lab I||Energy|
|Functions and Differentiation||Experimental Lab II||Flavour Physics|
|Integration||Experimental Lab III||Groups and Symmetries|
|Series and Differential Equations||Experimental Principles of Particle Detection||Low Temperature Physics Laboratory|
|Vector Calculus||Maths I||Particle Physics|
|Maths II||Particle Physics Group Project|
|Mechanics and Variations||Physics Literature Search|
|Quantum Mechanics||Physics of Fluids|
|Relativity, Nuclei and Particles||Physics of Living Systems|
|Scientific Programming and Modelling Project||Semiconductor Physics Laboratory|
|Thermal Properties of Matter||Solid State Physics|
|Space and Auroral Physics|
|Theoretical Physics Group Project|
|Theoretical Physics Independent Study|
To study on any particular Pathway you must meet the entry requirements of that subject. The information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research. For more information, please read our guide on how Pathways work.