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2024/25 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

MPhys, BSc Physics (For students entering from September 2024 onwards)

Programme code:MPBSPHYS-RUCAS code:F302
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Stuart Lumsden Contact address:S.L.Lumsden@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 480

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:

MPhys, BSc Physics

Studying Physics at the University of Leeds will provide you with the opportunity to delve deeply into the fundamental laws of nature and participate in cutting-edge research alongside renowned academics and researchers at the forefront of Physics and Mathematics.

You will have access to state-of-the-art research and specialized facilities on campus, including the purpose-built Sir William Henry Bragg Building, which serves as the academic home for physics students. Here, you will have access to top-of-the-line laboratories and specialized teaching spaces, as well as the Bragg Centre where scientists and engineers work together to address global challenges in technology, society and economy. During your final year, you will have the chance to collaborate with our physicists on current research projects.

At Leeds, we recognize the vital role physics plays in industry, and as such, our courses are designed to reflect the latest advancements and applications of the subject. All of our physics courses are professionally accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) and upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for chartered physicist (CPhys) status. This program will equip you with the 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

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, 3 and 4 are not yet available. Before you enter years 2, 3 and 4 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
- Experimental Physics - 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 years 3 and 4 are not yet available. Before you enter years 3 and 4 details of modules for those years will be provided.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

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

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following optional modules:
Candidates can either choose 1 module from List A and 1 module from List B, or 2 options from List C.

List A
- Medical Physics 1 (tbc) - 20 credits
- Earth and Environment option 1 (tbc) - 20 credits
- Molecular 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
- Cosmology - 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)


Year4 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

PHAS5000MResearch Project60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules:
Candidates can choose a maximum of 2 modules from List A and a maximum of 2 modules from List B, making certain that there is an even balance of modules across both semesters.

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules:

Students must have taken 120 credits at level M by the end of the 4th year and must pass 100 Level M credits.

Students must have taken 120 credits at level M by the end of the 4th year and must pass 100 Level M credits.

PHAS5050MCurrent Research Topics in Physics15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PHAS5100MWinds, Bubbles and Explosions15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHAS5110MExoplanetary systems15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHAS5120MGeneral Relativity15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHAS5200MSoft Matter Physics: Liquid Crystals15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHAS5210MSoft Matter Physics: Polymers, Colloids and Glasses15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHAS5300MSuperconductivity15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PHAS5400MQuantum Many-Body Physics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHAS5410MQuantum Information Science and Technology15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHAS5420MQuantum Field Theory15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHAS5500MAdvanced Bionanophysics Research15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHAS5510MPhysics of Biological Systems15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHAS5600MAdvanced Physics in Schools15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PHAS5610MGroup Innovation Project in Sustainability15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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