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Physics (with integrated year in industry) BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Kick start your career prospects with our Physics with integrated year in industry course. The career-enhancing Physics degree at Aberystwyth University is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) and designed to help 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.

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during four year degree scheme.

In your first year, you will explore:

  • classic and modern physics (algebra and calculus)
  • computational and experimental physics
  • quantum theory
  • dynamics
  • the principles of gravitational and electrostatic fields.

In your second year, you will study:

  • thermal physics
  • quantum mechanics
  • experimental analogue electronics
  • data handling and statistics
  • instrumentation systems
  • experimental physics.

In your third year, you will embark on your Year in Industry

In your final year you will investigate:

  • semiconductor physics
  • electromagnetism
  • optronics
  • condensed matter
  • atoms and molecules
  • numerical methods.

Employability

What can I do with a physics degree?

Our graduates have discovered career paths in;

  • Medical Physics
  • Radiation Protection
  • Research Science

Other graduates from our department have sought careers in;

  • Systems Development
  • Product Development
  • Technical Writing
  • Meterology.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 49 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    115 50%

    42nd

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    25th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.47 89%

    4th

    8

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