Physics (3 years) [BSc]
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UCAS course code: F300
Degree awarded: BSc
Duration: 3 years
Number of places/applicants: For entry in September 2017 there were 310 places/1700 applicants.
Typical A level offer: A*A*A-A*AA (to include Physics and Maths). We would normally require a pass in the Practical Assessment in the newly reformed science A levels.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer: 37 points overall with 7,7,6 - 7,6,6 in Higher Level subjects (to include Physics and Maths)
Contact telephone: +44 (0)161 275 4210
In Years 1 and 2, the course provides a foundation in classical physics including dynamics, waves, electromagnetism and thermodynamics. At the same time newer concepts are introduced including the unification of space and time, the meaning of wave-particle duality and the relation between entropy and disorder. This introduction is taught through course units in special relativity, quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics. These modern concepts and the techniques of classical physics lay the foundation for study in Year 3 during which you may choose from a wide range of options designed to develop your expertise in diverse topics including: atomic and molecular structure, solid state electronic devices, electro-magnetic radiation, lasers, stars and cosmology, particle and nuclear physics and the more advanced aspects of theoretical physics.
It is possible to transfer to the 4-year MPhys course at the beginning of your third year.
Please follow the link below to our undergraduate handbook. Here you can find out more information about the course content of your chosen degree programme: http://www.physics.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduatehandbook
Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2018 will be £9,250. Future inflationary increases may also be applied to each subsequent year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £24,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate student finance pages.