The Physics programme from Durham University is mainly delivered through a mixture of lectures, laboratories, tutorials and workshops
From the GPS navigation system that maps a destination within seconds to the text you send on your cell phone, inventions from applied science abound and have permanently changed society. Applied science is basically putting scientific knowledge to practical use. Graduates of associate degree programs in applied science find jobs as technicians, drafters and engineers. They also land jobs in health care as therapists and technicians.
Durham University 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. I want to find another Bachelor Course 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.
Programme Structure 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/2B Mathematical Methods in Physics Laboratory Skills and Electronics (+programming). Topics also include Theoretical Physics 2 and Stars and Galaxies. 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, there is a wide choice of topics, for example in: Planets and Cosmology Theoretical Physics 3 Maths Workshop Physics into Schools A Team Project Laboratory Project A module taken in another department (subject to approval).
English Entry Requirement
You only need to take one of these language tests: