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Physics with Particle Physics BSc (Hons)

University of Sheffield

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Particle physics is central to some of the biggest recent discoveries in science. On this course, you can learn from scientists who helped detect the Higgs boson and gravitational waves, and who are leading innovative neutrino experiments and searches for dark matter. You’ll learn how particles are detected, study key theories such as relativity and examine the laws of the Universe at the subatomic level.At the start of your course, you'll cover the essential physics behind everything else you'll study: heat, motion, electricity, magnetism and quantum mechanics. Lectures and lab classes are included in the same modules, so you won’t be learning about abstract topics in isolation. You’ll run experiments using the equipment in our modern laboratories to help you understand how important theories apply to the real world.You'’ll explore essential physics in even more depth in second year. You will also start to specialise in particle physics, with modules on the detection of fundamental particles and special relativity, which is essential for understanding particles that travel close to the speed of light and E = mc2. Programming classes will teach you skills that are essential for particle physics and many other graduate careers.In third year, you can branch out into lots of different areas and complete your own research project in particle physics. Your core modules will cover topics like nuclear physics and dark matter. Optional modules include cosmology and mathematical physics.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 24,450per year

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University information

University of Sheffield

  • University League Table

    26th

  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

As a member of the UK's prestigious Russell Group, the university has a global reputation for research and teaching excellence.
Among the world's top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2021) Sheffield offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of subjects.
Located in the centre of the UK in a friendly and affordable city, the university has more than 29,000 students from over 150 different countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 50 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    146 65%

    31st

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88.0 88%

    17th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    41st

    22

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