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The career enhancing Physics degree, at Aberystwyth University, is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) and designed for you fulfill your potential in a supportive learning environment.

Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, but one which makes significant contributions to modern society, with theoretical breakthroughs feeding into new sciences and fostering modern technologies.

The concepts of Physics form the basis of most scientific language and the subject finds its way into most modern science and technology, enhancing the scope for your future employment prospects.

  • On completion of this degree you will leave with accreditation by the IOP (Institute of Physics)
  • Physics has been taught at Aberystwyth since its foundation and it continues to be an innovative learning experience for all
  • You will be taught by experts in their field
  • Our Researchers are involved in the current European Space Agency ExoMars 2020 Project and engineering low dimensional materials (i.e. graphene).

The career enhancing Physics degree, at Aberystwyth University, is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) and designed for you fulfill your potential in a supportive learning environment. Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, but one which makes significant contributions to modern society, with theoretical breakthroughs feeding into new sciences and fostering...

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Course Content

In the first year you will discover:

  • Classical and modern physics
  • Computational and experimental physics
  • Dynamics
  • Basic principles of gravitational and electrostatic fields
  • Astronomy
  • Energy Sources and their environmental impacts

In the second year you will explore:

  • Thermal physics
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Experimental analogue electronics
  • Data handling and statistics
  • Instrumentation systems

In your final year you will investigate:

  • Semiconductor physics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Optronics
  • Condensed Matter
  • Atoms and Molecules
  • Numerical Methods

In the first year you will discover: Classical and modern physics Computational and experimental physics Dynamics Basic principles of gravitational and electrostatic fields Astronomy Energy Sources and their environmental impacts In the second year you will...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 112 - 120

A Levels BBB-BBC to include B in Physics and B in Mathematics

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM with B in A level Physics and B in Mathematics

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in Physics and Mathematics at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in Physics and Mathematics

UCAS Tariff 112 - 120 A Levels BBB-BBC to include B in Physics and B in Mathematics GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh and Mathematics BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM with B in A level Physics and B in Mathematics International...

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Assessment Methods

 We assess our students through coursework, presentations, lab reports, lab diaries and examinations.

 We assess our students through coursework, presentations, lab reports, lab diaries and examinations.