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2024/25 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Physics with Astrophysics (For students entering from September 2024 onwards)

Programme code:BSPHYS/AP-RUCAS code:F3F5
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Melvin Hoare Contact address:M.Hoare@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

Entry Requirements are available on the Course Search entry

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Physics and Astronomy

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Physics

Professional Body Offering Accreditation:

Institute of Physics

Programme specification:

The information on this page is accurate for students entering the programme from September 2024. For students who entered the programme before September 2024, you can find the details of your programme:

BSc Physics with Astrophysics

From studying planets around other stars to the most distant galaxies, astrophysics explores the wonders of the universe and our place in it. This field is constantly evolving, with new inventions and discoveries happening every day, which is why it’s still such a highly sought-after and relevant discipline.
Studying physics with astrophysics at Leeds will give you the chance to delve deep into the fundamental laws that govern the universe and learn leading techniques in observation and simulation by active researchers who’re using them to uncover new mysteries in the cosmos. During your final year, you’ll also have the chance to collaborate with our astrophysicists on current research projects.
Throughout your degree, you’ll have access to specialised facilities right here on campus, including the School’s observatory on the roof of the Sir William Henry Bragg Building. Here, you’ll have chance to get hands-on training in using optical telescopes and modern detectors, preparing you for working in industry.
Our close industry links and innovative research activity ensure this course reflects the latest advancements and applications in physics and astrophysics. You'll graduate with the specialist knowledge, skills and experience necessary to launch a successful career in this highly valued profession, with a wide range of career options available to you.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

Year 1 Physics Assessment - 100 credits

PHAS1000   PFP
PHAS1010Mechanics, Relativity and Astrophysics  creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PHAS1020Thermodynamics  creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PHAS1030Electronics, Solid State and Introduction to Quantum Physics  creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PHAS1040Vibrations, Waves and Optics  creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PHAS1050Coding and Experimental Physics  creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates can study up to 20 credits from the following optional modules:

PHAS1500Introduction to Nanotechnology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHAS1510Planets and the Search for Life10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Discovery modules:

Candidates can study up to 20 credits of Discovery modules, ensuring that they study for 120 credits in total.
Candidates who have chosen 10 credits of optional modules must take a 10 further credits of Discovery modules.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

We are currently refreshing our courses to make sure students have the best possible experience. Full module details for years 2 and 3 are not yet available. Before you enter years 2 and 3 details of modules for those years will be provided.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

- Year 2 Physics Assessment - 80 credits
- Quantum Mechanics - 0 credits
- Statistical Mechanics and Coding - 0 credits
- Condensed Matter Physics - 0 credits
- Electromagnetism - 0 credits
- Astrophysics - 40 credits


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

We are currently refreshing our courses to make sure students have the best possible experience. Full module details for year 3 are not yet available. Before you enter year 3 full details of modules for that year will be provided.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

- Project - 40 credits
- Advanced Topics in Physics - 40 credits
- Cosmology - 20 credits

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following optional modules:

Candidates can either choose 1 module from List A or 1 module from List B, or 1 module from List C.

List A
- Medical Physics 1 (tbc) - 20 credits
- Earth and Environment option 1 (tbc) - 20 credits
- Computational Simulations - 20 credits
- Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics - 20 credits

PHIL3852Philosophy of Modern Physics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

List B
- Medical Physics 2 (tbc) - 20 credits
- Earth and Environment 2 (tbc) - 20 credits
- Magnetism in Condensed Matter - 20 credits
- Quantum Photonics - 20 credits

List C
- Communicating Science (tbc) - 20 credits
- Physics into Work - 20 credits
- Physics into Schools - 20 credits
- Group Innovation Project - 20 credits

CAPE3331Nuclear Operations20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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