You will gain a basic understanding of the main topics in theoretical physics and will be introduced to the methods of experimental physics, thereby providing a solid foundation for further study in physics.
You will have training in more specialised experimental techniques and expand your knowledge of modern physics research. You will also be introduced to the foundations of astrophysics, covering topics including the physics of our solar system, the origin of stars and galaxies, and the evolution of the universe.
You will also study other subjects in years 1 and 2 : see Degrees in Arts, Life Sciences, Science and Social Sciences.
Years 3, 4 and 5:
If you progress to Honours (years 3 and 4) you will continue to study core topics in greater depth but will also study specialist subjects of your choice in depth and will undertake project work, often within a world-leading research group.
2021 entry requirements
Standard entry: 5 Highers at AAAAA (by end S6 with min BBBB after S5) including Maths and Physics.
Widening access entry: 4 Highers at AABB/BBBB (by end S6) including Maths and Physics. Completion of pre-entry programme is necessary.
College of Science and Engineering
Physics and Astronomy