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    Description

    What will I experience?

    On this course you can:

      Choose to spend a year in industry or research placement to gain vital experience and employability skills.
    • Widen your understanding of the diverse applications of physics through industry and research organisation site visits.
    • Investigate real-world problems using our excellent facilities and analytical equipment.

    What opportunities might it lead to?

    This MPhys degree will develop the high-level skills needed for further study at research level or in employment in technical-based industry or commerce. Applied physics graduates have been very successful in applying their analytical skills in many more general areas of employment not immediately related to applied physics.

    Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

      PhD and Masters studies
    • Development and applications of information technology
    • Medical Physics graduate training
    • Development of defence systems and communications
    • Energy industries
    • Aerospace

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee Not specified Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Year one

    Key subjects covered in the first year include mathematical physics and dynamics, computational physics, electricity and magnetism, space science and modern laboratory techniques and skills. Alongside this you’ll learn the relevant practical and problem-solving skills, such as computational techniques that will be an important tool throughout your course.

    Core units you will study in this year include:

    • Space Science and Applications of Physics
    • Electricity and Magnetism
    • Introduction to Computational Physics
    • Introduction to Laboratory and Field Physics
    • Introduction to Mathematical Physics 1
    • Introduction to Mathematical Physics 2

    Year two

    The second year establishes much of the core curriculum but also allows a choice of energy or astrophysics units.

    Core units you will study in this year include:

    • Mathematical Physics
    • Introduction to Modern Physics and Astrophysics
    • Practical Laboratory and Field Physics
    • Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
    • Waves and Optics

    Options to choose from in this year include:

    • Energy Resources
    • Universe, Planetary Systems, Stars and Galaxies
    • Work-Based Learning
    • Computational Physics

    Year three

    Part of the third year consists of a minor field or laboratory project that enables you to investigate and find a solution to a well-defined and often environmental problem. In addition, there are a variety of optional units to choose from.

    Options to choose from in this year include:

    • Minor Group Project
    • Modern Astrophysics
    • Quantum Mechanics with Applications in Quantum Information and Nanostructures
    • Particle Physics
    • Radiofrequency and Microwave Physics
    • Applied Physics Study Tour
    • Health Physics
    • Physics Industrial Placement

    Year four

    This year consists of a major research project and a core unit alongside a number of options to choose from.

    Options to choose from in this year include:

    • Advanced Computational Techniques
    • Advanced Instrumentation

    Physics Industrial Placement is optional year in employment at the end of second year which is not included in the classification credits.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    260-320 points to include 2 A Levels or equivalent, with a minimum of 80 points from A Level Physics.English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

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