You’ll study maths, mechanics, wave and optics, electromagnetism and quantum physics and practical laboratory work. You’ll also select elective classes from across the University.
All classes are compulsory and will increase your understanding of physics developed in first year. You will be introduced to new classes, including solid-state physics and computational physics. Laboratory work becomes more sophisticated, recognising your growing maturity as a physicist.
Compulsory classes include quantum physics, statistical mechanics, electromagnetism and solid-state physics together with mathematics. The laboratory work undertaken in Year 3 is aimed at further developing your laboratory skills in readiness for the 4th year project. A key part of being a physicist is the communication of your understanding of the subject and in 3rd year you will take a classes designed to enhance the communication skills acquired in Years 1 and 2. ?
You’ll undertake a final-year project in our research labs. Along with the project you also undertake a class that introduces you to the ideas behind the commercialisation of research. ?You can choose optional classes from a wide range of subjects, from photonics through to quantum information theory.
2023 entry requirements
4 or 5 Highers at AAAB or ABBBB including Maths and Physics plus English at National 5. Higher English preferred.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at AABC or ABBB including Maths and Physics at B plus English at National 5. Higher English preferred.
Faculty of Science