What will I learn?

This programme covers all aspects of physics, from the very basics to the current frontiers of knowledge.

Whatever field of physics interests you the most, you will find experts in:

  • particle physics
  • nuclear physics
  • condensed matter
  • fluids
  • optics
  • cosmology
  • astronomy

How will I learn?

You will be taught through a combination of:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • practicals

These will fully exploit the latest teaching technology and help to develop your problem-solving skills.

From Year 3 you will also complete group projects and undertake research projects under the supervision of one of the School’s academic or research staff members.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by a combination of continuous assessment and examinations. Practical and computing courses have laboratory write-ups and checkpoint assessments.

Other courses are assessed by:

  • presentations
  • assessing each other’s work
  • writing critical reviews of scientific literature

Career opportunities

A wide range of employers recognise that physics graduates have advanced problem-solving skills and the ability to think logically and critically about complex situations.

The fact that they also have a high level of mathematical ability, IT proficiency and communication skills provides graduates with opportunities in a diverse range of careers.

Which department am I in?

School of Physics and Astronomy

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£30,400.00 (US$ 40,863) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Central area campus

George Square,

Edinburgh,

Edinburgh, City Of,

EH8 9JZ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Required subjects: A Levels: two of Geography (preferred), Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, or Physics at B. GCSEs: Mathematics at B or 6 and English at C or 4.

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

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