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Undergraduate Physics

Are you captivated by the workings of the world? Develop your critical thinking and problem-solving skills with a Physics degree. Discover advanced physics concepts, such as nuclear physics, solid state physics, and thermodynamics as well as developing a commercial awareness, which will prepare you for employment or further study.

Explore the underlying principles that govern the universe, from the very smallest scales, atoms and subatomic particles, to the very largest, clusters of galaxies. Engage with cutting edge research carried out within the department. Expand your understanding of the physical processes with the appropriate mathematical concepts.

Interactive teaching focusing on the practical application of physics will ensure you gain the necessary expertise to work in a wide range of industries including astronomy and space, meteorology, engineering, education, energy and renewable energy, health and medicine as well as aerospace and defence.

Our specialist physics teaching team are active researchers. You will learn about the latest developments while gaining the skills and knowledge required to meet industrial needs.

A strong interdisciplinary focus to enhance your employability. Our Physics degree includes engineering-style professional practice and enterprise modules.

Teaching methods are designed in consultation with leading employers in the region. Benefitting from guest lectures delivered by industry experts.

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Physics is based in the state-of-the-art £13m Tech Hub. This purpose-built development offers highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for Physics students. Our modern teaching laboratories are equipped with a range of industry-standard,  test and measurement equipment, and leading analytical software. You will have access to a tensile tester machine for exploring the properties of materials, digital oscilloscopes, electrical motors, signal generators, programmable robots, wired and wireless networking hardware, and giant 3D interactive teaching screens.

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