What will I learn?

In our MPhys (Hons) Physics with Theoretical Physics degree you will be given the opportunity to develop the skills of a theoretical physicist and the physics thinking that has the potential to alter the way you look at the world around you.The power of physics, more than any other science, comes from its theoretical foundations. These have led to the unification of electricity, magnetism and optics and the development of quantum theory, and through these the technological revolution that has shaped much of the world we live in. It has led to the creation of technologies such as telecommunications, material science, chemistry and the transistor (and microchip).With our increasing dependence on technology for controlling, interacting with and understanding our world, theoretical physics is becoming ever more important. This is not just the case in areas such as quantum technologies where the need for theoretical physics is clear. Principles central to theoretical physics are applicable in many disciplines. For example, Noether’s ground-breaking theorem that symmetries lead to conservation laws does not just underpin ideas such as conservation of energy and momentum but also finds utility in finance.Our MPhys Physics with Theoretical Physics degree will provide a solid understanding of core physics with an emphasis on theory, and on the formulation and solving of physics problems using mathematics and computing. Over the three years of the course you will study such areas as symmetry, conservation laws, electromagnetism, relativity, condensed matter, quantum physics and physics of materials, with advanced physics modules informed by departmental research in the final year, the chance to carry out an individual project and optional modules that allow you to tailor the course to your particular interests.In addition to the core physics course you will take additional modules that will provide the opportunity to think like a theoretical physicist and understand what it means to progress the theoretical underpinnings of physics. The final year of the MPhys includes advanced physics and applied mathematics modules alongside a substantial research project in theoretical physics.The option of undertaking a placement year will allow you to gain skills and knowledge sought-after in the workplace, making our graduates highly employable.You will be taught by internationally renowned staff, who are experts in their field. In the Department of Physics our staff are not only known for wanting to share their passion for the subject with you, but to also provide the academic and pastoral care you require throughout your studies.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
£25,700.00 (US$ 35,373) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

3 October 2022


Main Site

Ashby Road,



LE11 3TU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students studying in the American education system, offers for entry onto undergraduate level courses are based on successful completion of the High School Diploma along with achievement in Advanced Placement Exams (group A) or SAT II Subject Specific Tests. We would typically require between ‘4, 4, 4’ and ‘5, 5, 5’ in 3 group A subjects from AP exams or between ‘650, 650, 650’ and ‘750, 700, 700’ in SAT subject tests.

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


About Loughborough University

Loughborough University might be famous for sport, but it has exceptional technology and facilities for a huge range of schools of learning.

  • Considered the best university for sport in the world
  • Outstanding teaching facilities across a range of subjects
  • Highly ranked in the UK for graduate employability
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