Physics for New Technology BSc (Hons) Add to your prospectus

  • Offers study abroad opportunities Offers study abroad opportunities
  • Opportunity to study for a year in China Offers a Year in China
  • This degree is accreditedAccredited

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: F352
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : Applications considered
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This degree offers a programme in physics with particular emphasis in Year Three on applied topics.

The area of engineering provides a module in the management of research and development. This covers managing the process of technological innovation, new product innovation and managing the translation of innovation into manufacture.

There are also extensive opportunities to work on projects of direct relevance to industry. The programme is intended for students who are less interested in the mathematical aspects of physics.

Programme in detail

Core physics modules include: Newtonian dynamics; Wave phenomena; The material universe; Working with physics; Practical physics, Maths for physics; Electromagnetism, Condensed matter; Quantum and atomic physics; Nuclear physics and Particle physics.

You will also take modules in: Electronic instrumentation; Materials and semiconductor physics; Nuclear energy; Environmental radiation and Industrial studies.

There is a two-module project running through both semesters in the final year. This involves computer interfacing to a system that is planned, designed and built by students.

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

86 Year One undergraduates in 2016

UK league tables

Ranked 19th for Physics in the Guardian University Guide 2018

Graduate prospects

93% of our students are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2015/16)

National Student Survey

98% of the students found their programme “intellectually stimulating” (NSS 2016)

Facts and figures

The Department of Physics has produced three Nobel Laureates. 
Accreditation
Our programmes are accredited by the Institute of Physics which means they satisfy the academic requirements for Chartered Physicist status.

Why this subject?

Create a degree to suit you

In each of the programmes you will explore and apply fundamental principles that underpin modern physics. From electrodynamics and semiconductors to the startling conclusions of relativity and quantum mechanics. You can tailor your course to reflect your ambitions, with degree options ranging from Astrophysics to Nuclear Science, including four-year MPhys or three-year BSc courses. We realise that you may still be deciding which aspects of physics are of the most interest to you. Our programmes are designed to be flexible and allow the transfer of students up to the end of Year Two between any of the physics programmes. All of our degrees are informed by the research we do and taught by world experts in their fields.

Be part of a supportive community working together to do great science

Our open-door approach enables us to offer you a friendly and supportive learning environment.

Prepare for your professional career

All of our BSc and MPhys programmes are accredited by the Institute of Physics. Both the Physics with Nuclear Science and Physics with Radiation Protection courses are designed to provide skill sets necessary for the growing industrial and environmental careers related to nuclear science. The Physics with Medical Applications course is designed for those looking to work within the health care area. The skills developed in all physics courses can be applied in many careers and you will have many options after graduating.

Be at the forefront of modern physics

Our internationally renowned academics carry out, and often lead, research on three continents using state-of- the-art instruments developed and built in the Department. Working alongside them there are opportunities to carry out projects at the LHC at CERN and in many international and national research centres in the USA, Canada, Japan, Korea and many European countries.