My choice of degree was a culmination of my interests throughout my school career and a consideration for keeping my options open.
Manchester was one of the only Universities to allow a joint specialisation in mathematics and physics all the way through to the masters year, meaning I could get a real flavour of further study in each discipline.
Manchester is a fantastic city for students. Outside of London, there are few places that have so much to offer. This can be a little daunting at first, but the both the city and the University soon begin to feel like home.
About the course
Throughout the first three years of my course, I enjoyed the wide range of subject matter a joint-honours degree provides. In my masters year, the abundance of lecture hours has given way to a large amount of independent work on more specialised research projects. So the course has really given me experience of a huge variety of topics and ways of learning, which keeps the work fresh and enjoyable.
The academics I have come into contact with have always been willing to give up their time to offer advice and provide help with anything at all – whether it be plans for the future, or problems with coursework.
Thinking of choosing Physics at Manchester?
If you have a real passion for the subject and are keen to learn, the large workload and number of lecture hours won’t be a problem. If you want a challenging but rewarding four years in a brilliant city, this is the course to take.
The reputation of The University of Manchester has definitely benefitted me now that I am applying for postgraduate study.