Our four-year MPhys course investigates the basic principles of modern physics with a strong emphasis on its mathematical foundation. It also includes a significant amount of experimental work and the possibility of studying a non-physics subject. There is a common emphasis on individual development, discussion and the ability to work with others in the laboratory.

This is an extended course allowing time in addition to the three-year BA course to pursue two or more fields up to the research frontier. It should be of interest to those who seek a possible career in physics and/or who want a degree comparable in level with advanced European degrees.

Students on the three-year BA and the four-year MPhys courses follow exactly the same programme of study for the first two years. After the Part A exams at the end of the second year, students must choose which degree they wish to take.

Course structure

First year

Second year

Third year

Fourth year