Course Detail

Bachelor of Physics


Physics studies how our Universe works, from the smallest atomic nucleus to the largest galaxy. It includes areas such as quantum theory, relativity and particle physics, and lies at the heart of most modern technology - for example the computer and the laser. Our BSc degree is aimed at students who wish to continue their exploration of physics beyond school, and apply their knowledge to our physics-based world of the 21st century. The coming world of holographic displays and quantum cryptography requires the physics taught here.

Course ContentThe course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
Stage 1In their first year students study a core of experimental, theoretical and computational physics, alongside applied mathematics. Students take all modules, topics include

Classical Mechanics
Light and Optics
Quantum Theory
Solid State Physics
Thermal Physics
Stage 2Students take 6 compulsory modules

Astrophysics I
Atomic and Nuclear Physics
Quantum & Statistical Physics
Optics, Electricity and Magnetism
Physics of the Solid State
Mathematical Physics
Stage 3Astrophysics II
Advanced Electromagnetism and Optics
Nuclear and Particle Physics
Physics in Medicine
Quantum Mechanics and Relativity
Advanced Solid State Physics
Professional Skills

Project work entails a major experimental or computational investigation of a particular physics problem. This is undertaken using state-of-the-art equipment installed in the School’s new Teaching Centre. This includes projects on ultrasound, MRI and X-ray imaging, gamma ray spectroscopy, lasers, atomic force and scanning tunnelling microscopy, nanomaterial fabrication and characterisation, and astronomical observations.

Course Information

  • IELTS: 6/5.5

  • Scholarship: Yes

  • Tuition Fee: £20,800 Per Year

Admission Requirements

The following qualifications will be considered for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes:

  • Higher Secondary Education Certificate plus successful completion of a recognised Foundation Programme.
  • 3 UK A Levels.
  • Between 30 and 36 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB).