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.
2022 entry requirements:
4 Highers at AABB (first sitting) including 2 maths or science subjects by end S6 plus English, Maths and Chemistry or Physics at National 5. Those with Highers at BBB by end of S5 are encouraged to apply.
Widening access entry may be available - contact the university or check their website.
For second year entry you would require 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including 2 maths or science subjects at AB or BA.
Natural and Computing Sciences