Undergraduate courses

Physics

This is for you if... you wish to study the most fundamental of the sciences - and wish to train as a research physicist. Physics is concerned with the study of matter and energy on all scales from the sub-atomic to the size of the cosmological.

Physics with Space Science

This is for you if... you are interested in the study of the Solar System, space astronomy, Earth observation and human spaceflight, together with associated technology such as rocket propulsion and spacecraft instrument design.

  • Three-year BSc (or four-year BSc with a Year in Industry or Year Abroad) 
  • Four-year MPhys (or five-year MPhy with a Year in Industry or Year Abroad)

Physics with Astrophysics

This is for you if... you want to understand the physics and mathematics of the constituent parts of the Universe at large.

  • Three-year BSc (or four-year BSc with a Year in Industry or Year Abroad) 
  • Four-year MPhys (or five-year MPhy with a Year in Industry or Year Abroad)

Physics with Foundation Year

This is for you if... you want to study physics, but don’t have the traditional entry requirements. After your Foundation Year, you will study on the regular Physics BSc.

  • Four-year BSc (or five-year BSc with a Year in Industry or Year Abroad) 

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