Physics, University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield the United Kingdom

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The award
MPhys

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 25670 per year

All study options

About Physics at University of Sheffield

On this course, you'll develop the skills for a career in physics research, whether you want to help decode the laws of the universe or contribute to new technological advances in industry. You can work alongside scientists who are leading international experiments to search for dark matter, finding ways to make solar energy systems more effective and studying the quantum nature of light to help build even more powerful computers.

At the start of your course, you'll cover the essential physics behind everything else you'll study: heat, motion, electricity, magnetism and quantum mechanics. You'll learn through lectures and practical labs so you won't be learning about abstract topics in isolation. You'll run experiments using the equipment in our modern laboratories to help you understand how important theories apply to the real world.

You'll explore essential physics in even more depth in your second year, and choose from options where you can learn how stars and galaxies are structured, how particles are detected or the physics of music. Programming classes will teach you skills that are valuable in many graduate careers, from data science to computer game design.

In the third year, you can branch out into lots of different areas and complete your own research project in physics. Your core modules will cover topics like particle physics, nuclear physics and semiconductor technologies. Options include topics such as cosmology, mathematical physics and enterprise.

A variety of optional modules are also available in the fourth year, when you'll be working on a major research project. You'll choose a research topic in physics and work closely with a member of academic staff who is an expert in the area you want to explore. The project takes up around half of your final year and can lead to a publication in a scientific journal.

Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist.

Institute of Physics (IOP)

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMPhysHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 25670 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for 2023 entry have not been confirmed. Please use this 2022-23 information as a guide

Entry requirements

A Level requirements: AAA

English requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

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