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Theoretical Physics with a Year in Industry MPhys

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

    Master of Physics - MPhys

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-23

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Physics is an exciting subject which seeks answers to the biggest questions, covering everything in our universe, from the building blocks of matter to the vastness of the cosmos, and the MPhys degree is ideal if you are aiming for a career as a physicist.**Why Swansea?**- TOP for Research Intensity [Complete University Guide 2022]- Top 10 in the UK for student experience [The Times Good University Guide 2021]- Top 10 in the UK for the percentage of students satisfied with course [The Guardian University Guide 2021]- Top 450 in the QS World University Rankings 2022- We're 9th in the UK for Overall Satisfaction (NSS 2021)Employers seeking physics graduates include academic institutions, government research organisations and industry, including aerospace and defence, education, energy, engineering, instrumentation, manufacturing, oil and gas, science, communication, space exploration and telecommunications. Many physics graduates pursue a career outside physics, for instance in consultancy, IT, the environmental industry, financial services, the legal sector, transport and utilities.Our degrees reflect our cutting-edge research – we are top in the UK for research intensity (Complete University Guide 2018) and the Swansea Physics group acheived the trapping of anti-matter. Studying in this dynamic research-led environment will help you learn how fundamental physics is applied across disciplines and is contributing to advances in fields such as engineering, medicine and mathematics.Based at our superb seafront campus close to the magnificent Gower Peninsula, you will have the opportunity to study an exciting and flexible range of modules which could include astronomy and cosmology, electromagnetism, atomic physics, the frontiers of nuclear physics, the quantum world and climate physics.You will spend the fourth of your five years on a paid industrial placement, putting your skills into practice and greatly enhancing your employability.In addition to the new laboratories, the facilities include IT and teaching rooms; scanning probe microscopy (SPM) systems; scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM) systems; laser spectroscopy systems based upon fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy; atomic force microscopes (AFM); and Beowulf computer cluster, with 130 CPU cores connected by a low-latency infiniband network.All of our Physics degrees are accredited by the Institute of Physics. As a Theoretical Physics student, you will also benefit from exceptional project supervision, small group teaching, and opportunities to visit the CERN Particle Physics Laboratory. Our notable Physics alumni include Professor Lyn Evans, leader of the Large Hadron Collider project at CERN, while Professor Peter Higgs, Swansea University Honorary Fellow and Physics Nobel Prize winner, proposed the Boson particle, and has strong links with the department."The Physics staff were always very supportive; the lecturers enthusiastic and are good at explaining difficult concepts eloquently. There was a real sense that they thoroughly enjoyed teaching us. Through my degree, I was able to successfully apply to the NHS Scientist Training Programme, a highly competitive graduate scheme through which I will eventually become a fully qualified Medical Physicist." -- Guy Drabble, Physics graduate

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25 January

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University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    42nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University is proud of its diverse student community, with students and staff from over 120 countries.
Swansea’s dedicated international recruitment, admissions and student support teams will help to guide you from application to arrival and beyond.
Swansea offers highly rated teaching and is ranked in the top 30 UK Universities (Complete University Guide 2022).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 49 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    133 58%

    38th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67.0 67%

    45th

    28
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    8th

    2

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