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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Do you like the idea of applying new technologies to solve complex problems? Are you interested in the how and why of creation?Physics is the most fundamental of sciences. Quantum Theory and Relativity Theory challenge our imaginations as they reveal the amazing counterintuitive world that lies behind appearances. Advances in physics continue to lead to new technologies that change our world and forge a path to a brighter future.You’ll graduate with strong mathematical, analytical, problem-solving and computational abilities that are in high demand in sectors like financial services, aerospace development and publishing. You can also go on to postgraduate study or further research.**Recognised by:**Recognised by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of eligibility for Associate Membership.**On this course you'll:**- Study topics including the fabrication of new bulk and nano-materials, and the application of fundamental quantum effects in the development of quantum information processes- Have the chance to do an industry-based major research project under supervision of a leading physicist- Make the most of our links to industry through the Portsmouth Physics Industry Advisory Board- Access our newly built laboratory facilities, the home of new advanced testing equipment- Get support from highly skilled academic, research and technical staff- Get to grips with exciting technologies including Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Vibrating Sample Magnetometry (VSM)- Use LabVIEW software – the same software CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) use to run the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator- Study at a university where physics research was ranked in the top 10 nationally for quality of research outputs in the latest Government-backed REF (Research Excellence Framework)- Contribute to the work of our research groups by taking part in a major final-year project**Work experience and career planning**Our Careers and Employability service can help you plan your career and find relevant work experience during your course.We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary roles that will complement your studies and set you up for your future career.**Placement year**After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.Previous students have done placements in large organisations such as:- BAE Systems- Airbus- QinetiQWe’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your aspirations. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.**Careers and opportunities**After the course you could continue your studies by doing a PhD or other postgraduate qualification, join a graduate training scheme or go straight into employment.Previous graduates of this course have gone on to roles in areas such as:- defence communications- medical physics- electronics- energy- aerospace- scientific journalism- teaching- financeWhichever path you choose post-graduation, our careers and employability team will provide help and support for up to 5 years after you leave the University.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 17,600per year

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

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 49 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    103 45%

    49th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    32nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    39th

    2

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