- To provide a high quality education which prepares students for further study and research in physics and for a wide range of career opportunities in industry and commerce
- To maintain an environment in a research-active department in which staff are committed to teaching physics as a coherent and challenging subject
- To support teaching and learning with well-equipped laboratory, library and computing facilities
- To monitor, review and enhance educational provision to ensure that it remains intellectually demanding and relevant to current needs of physics graduates
- To provide the support and guidance that students need, and to encourage them to take on responsibility for their educational development
- To foster a friendly and stimulating learning environment in which students are motivated to reach high standards, to acquire real insight into physics and to become self-confident, committed and adaptable graduates
- To continue to attract well-qualified students
The objectives for our undergraduate degree courses give a summary of what we expect our students to have achieved through studying physics at Manchester. On successful completion of any of the degree courses, our graduates should have a comprehensive knowledge and a sound understanding of physics together with the practical, analytical and mathematical skills of a physicist. They should have acquired a range of general skills, including the ability to evaluate information, to identify key issues, to solve problems, to complete a task by a deadline, to use computers with confidence, to work productively with other people, to communicate effectively and to learn independently.
Students who obtain a first class or an upper second-class degree will have the preparation required to succeed in postgraduate research. Those graduating with an MPhys degree will have a deeper understanding of selected topics in physics, and an enhanced ability to work in teams and to pursue complex, open-ended investigations in physics.