Old Aberdeen Campus
Physics challenges our imaginations with concepts like relativity and string theory, and it leads to great discoveries about how the world works. Discoveries in Physics make possible technological innovations like transistors, the microchip, computers and lasers, which in turn change our lives. Physics encompasses the study of the universe from the largest galaxies to the smallest subatomic particles.
Year 1: The Physical Universe A; The Physical Universe B.
Year 2: Light Science; Dynamical Phenomena; Practical Optics and Electronics; Relativity and Quantum Mechanics.
Year 3: Energy and Matter; Introduction to the Solid State; Research and Computing Skills; Advanced Practical Skills; Quantum Mechanics; Electricity and Magnetism.
Year 4: Project; Case Studies in the Physical Sciences; Statistical Physics and Stochastic Systems.
2024 entry requirements
4 Highers at AABB (by end of S5) including Maths and Physics by end of S6 plus English, Maths and Chemistry or Physics at National 5. Those with Highers at BBB by end of S5 are encouraged to apply.
For second year entry you would require the above plus 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including Maths and Physics at AB or BA.
Widening access entry:
2 Highers at BB (by end of S5). Additional Highers/Advanced Highers in S6.
Natural and Computing Sciences