What will I learn?

Durham is one of the leading physics and astronomy departments in the UK, enrolling around 170 students each year. The dedication to our teaching and research consistently puts us high up in all the league tables. While studying here you will benefit from the buzz and creative environment of a large research department and join a dynamic and focused intellectual community. Our research ranges from fundamental elementary particle physics and cosmology to more applied topics in which we collaborate closely with industry.We offer degrees in Physics, Physics and Astronomy, and Theoretical Physics, all of which are accredited by the Institute of Physics. Our course structures have been designed to provide flexibility in your final choice of degree course. The three-year BSc degree is aimed at those mainly interested in a degree in Physics as a preparation for a career, not necessarily in the Physics area.Our four-year MPhys degrees will suit those looking for professional training, leading to research in physics or a physics-related career. The first year of the BSc and MPhys degree courses in Physics, Physics and Astronomy, and Theoretical Physics is identical and it is possible to select modules in your second year such that you need not make a firm choice of course until the end of the second year.**Year 1**Foundations of Physics 1 is the main lecture module in the first year, and is complemented with a practical laboratory module, including an introduction to programming. Two mathematics modules are taken in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. There is a further module of choice, with Introduction to Astronomy proving to be very popular.**Year 2**Core modules:Foundations of Physics 2A/2BMathematical Methods in PhysicsLaboratory Skills and Electronics.Additional topics also include Theoretical Physics 2 (the transition from classical to quantum mechanics), Stars and Galaxies (an exploration of astrophysics), and Physics in Society.At the end of the year, you need to decide your degree title, choosing between:BSc Physics (F300)MPhys Physics (F301)MPhys Physics and Astronomy (FF3N)MPhys Theoretical Physics (F344)**Year 3**Besides core modules in Foundations of Physics 3A/3B and Physics Problem-solving (which includes a computing project), there is a wide choice of topics, for example in:Planets and CosmologyTheoretical Physics 3Maths WorkshopPhysics into SchoolsTeam ProjectLaboratory ProjectBSc ProjectA module taken in another department (subject to approval).For more information on this course, please see our website: https://www.durham.ac.uk/study/courses/f300/

Which department am I in?

Physics

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£28,500.00 (US$ 38,628) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

St Chad's College

18 North Bailey,

Durham,

DH1 3RH, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£28,500.00 (US$ 38,628) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

St Aidan's College

St Aidan's,

Durham,

DH1 3LJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For US applicants completing the US High School Diploma, we require a minimum of three AP test or SAT subject test scores to be considered for admission.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Durham University

Durham University connects a rich history with modern values to create a well-respected and forward-thinking institution.

  • Durham hosts over 18,000 students from across the world
  • Named top 30 international university in the world
  • Durham is one of the top 5 universities in the UK

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