Planit


Physical Sciences

University of Aberdeen

Venues

Old Aberdeen Campus

Content

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.

Entry Requirements

2020 entry requirements:
4 Highers at AABB (first sitting) including 2 maths or science subjects plus English, Maths and Chemistry or Physics at National 5.

For second year entry you would require the above plus 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including 2 maths or science subjects at AB or BA.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

F302

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

Physical Science

Department

Natural and Computing Sciences

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.abdn.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Biology

Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics

Physics

Science General