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Applied Physics BSc (Hons)

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Applied Physics focuses on the engineering aspect of physics, meaning that greater emphasis is given to the real life applications of what you are taught.

The course is based on active, problem-based. learning. You will learn about a range of topics that are considered important to future technology and - more importantly - humanity. The degree aims to equip you with all the skills needed to be highly employable.

Collaborations with local industries (such as the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and Culham Centre for Fusion Energy) in areas ranging from nanotechnology to medical physics, will aid your development and ensure you're well prepared to pursue a career in academia or industry after graduating.

  • The degree offers the opportunity to undertake work placements and research projects in industries and research institutes, providing you with key skills that employers look for
  • Student-centred approach to teaching and learning; you will have the opportunity to tailor your own studies by choosing from a variety of optional modules
  • Graduates go on to work in the Research & Development departments of high profile industries and research institutes
  • Many Applied Physics graduates go on to study a Master's degree in a variety of physics subjects ranging from space engineering to theoretical physics
  • Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus in South West London

Applied Physics focuses on the engineering aspect of physics, meaning that greater emphasis is given to the real life applications of what you are taught. The course is based on active, problem-based. learning. You will learn about a range of topics that are considered important to future technology and - more importantly - humanity. The degree aims to equip you with all the...

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Course Content

Year one

  • Electricity and Magnetism Electronics 
  • Environmental Physics and Nanotechnology 
  • Heat and Thermodynamics Matter and Materials 
  • Mathematical Methods 1: Computing 
  • Particles, Waves and Quanta 
  • Practical Physics (Experimental Techniques, Data Measurement and Analysis) 

Year two

  • Atomic and Nuclear Physics 
  • Biomechanics and Medical Physics 
  • Electromagnetism Electronics, Metrology and Standards 
  • Mathematical Methods 2: Advanced Computing and Statistical Mechanics 
  • Practical Physics 2: Instrumentation and Monitoring – Effects and techniques 
  • Solid State Physics: Optics 

Year three

  • 3D Manufacturing 
  • Mathematical Methods 3: Special and General Relativity 
  • Medical Physics 
  • Nanotechnology and Nanodevices Physics 
  • Research Project 
  • Solid State Physics; Low Temperature Physics 

Year one Electricity and Magnetism Electronics  Environmental Physics and Nanotechnology  Heat and Thermodynamics Matter and Materials  Mathematical Methods 1: Computing  Particles, Waves and Quanta  Practical Physics (Experimental Techniques, Data Measurement and...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Waldegrave Road

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

72 UCAS points should include at least a B and C grade at A Level (or equivalent). A minimum of a C in Physics at A Level, or equivalent, is required.

A Level Maths is not a requirement for entry as a supporting programme in mathematical method is available.

Requirements for other qualifications (including BTECs, Irish Highers, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureates and Access Courses) are also available. For more information please email apply@stmarys.ac.uk.

To calculate your expected UCAS points, please use the UCAS Tariff calculator.

We will make you an offer if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).

For undergraduate programmes we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievements outlined in your personal statement, references and your motivation for study.

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

72 UCAS points should include at least a B and C grade at A Level (or equivalent). A minimum of a C in Physics at A Level, or equivalent, is required. A Level Maths is not a requirement for entry as a supporting programme in mathematical method is available. Requirements for other qualifications (including BTECs, Irish Highers, Scottish Highers, International...

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Assessment Methods

A diverse range of assessment methods are used to ensure continuous assessment throughout your studies. These include coursework, scientific reports, lab books, oral and poster presentations, and exams.

Each of these methods will enable you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of Physics, but will also help you to use them as learning tools to improve your academic performance, to learn new skills - such as scientific writing and communication - and enhance your learning experience.

A diverse range of assessment methods are used to ensure continuous assessment throughout your studies. These include coursework, scientific reports, lab books, oral and poster presentations, and exams. Each of these methods will enable you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of Physics, but will also help you to use them as learning tools to improve your academic...

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