Physics reaches from the quark out to the largest of galaxies, and encompasses all the matter and timescales within these extremes. At the heart of a professional physicist is a fascination with the ‘how and why’ of the material world around us. We aim to equip you with the skills to understand these phenomena and to qualify you for a range of career pathways.
This four-year programme with a year in industry offers you the opportunity to further enhance your employability by spending a year working on a placement. A work placement provides practical experience that can be put to good use in your final year of study. It also allows you to evaluate a particular career path, and gain knowledge of the working environment.
The combination of specialist modules and an attachment to one of our research teams in your final year opens avenues for even deeper exploration: for instance, in space probe instrumentation, fibre optics, or the atomic-scale structure of a new engineering material, or neutron scattering work.
You can also take this programme without the year in industry. See Physics with Astrophysics BSc.
This programme is fully accredited by Institute of Physics (IOP).