Year 1: foundations of physics including Mathematics, Mechanics and Waves, Electromagnetism and Quantum Physics and practical work undertaken in the teaching laboratory; choice of elective classes from across the University.
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; laboratory and computational work further develops your skills.
Year 4: you will take education-based classes along with extended periods of teaching practice in schools.
2024 entry requirements
4 or 5 Highers at AABB or ABBBB including Maths and Physics at B and English. Advanced Higher Maths and Physics preferred.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at BBBB including Maths and Physics at B and English. Advanced Higher Maths and Physics preferred.
Faculty of Science