Year 1: all classes are compulsory and include Mathematics, Mechanics and Waves, Electromagnetism and Quantum Physics, Computational Physics and practical laboratory work.
Year 2: all classes are compulsory and build on your understanding of physics developed in Year 1; laboratory work becomes more sophisticated, recognising your growth as a physicist.
Year 3: new topics include Condensed Matter Physics and Thermal Physics together with more advanced Mathematics and Computational Physics. You develop your laboratory skills further in preparation for the fourth-year project.
Year 4: you will undertake a project in our research labs and a wide choice of optional classes.
Year 5: you will undertake an extended project supervised by a member of academic staff in one of our research labs; advanced study of a range of topics, including Photonics, Quantum Physics, Nanoscience, Electromagnetism and Plasma Physics, and training in research techniques.
2024 entry requirements
4 or 5 Highers at AAAB or AABBB including Maths and Physics at B plus English at National 5. Higher English preferred. Advanced Higher Maths and Physics preferred.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at BBBB including Maths and Physics at B plus English at National 5. Higher English preferred. Advanced Higher Maths and Physics preferred.
Faculty of Science