Physics is fundamental to our understanding of how the universe works. By choosing to take a degree in Physics, you choose to study an enormously stimulating subject that also sits right at the heart of technology development. Physics today is a very rewarding and exciting field with new discoveries occurring at the frontiers of human knowledge. Its methods and insights are widely applicable and its practitioners widely sought.
The Department of Physics offers the highest quality physics education in a leading research environment. An enthusiasm for teaching and an excellent staff-student rapport ensure a extremely supportive atmosphere.
Now is an exciting time to join our rapidly expanding department. New facilities have recently opened, including a new Astrocampus and the York Plasma Institute and will help enhance what is already a highly regarded UK Physics department. Our department is driven by excellence in both research and teaching. We offer a variety of flexible degree courses from single subject programmes such as Physics or Physics with Astrophysics, through to joint subjects with the departments of Mathematics and Philosophy.
We believe that undergraduate Physics students should experience both the breadth and depth of what is a highly complex subject. This is why we offer a number of different Physics degree courses that cover the range of approaches all of which have the same physics core. To see our available courses vist our Undergraduate Degree Courses, or find out more about our Department Scholarships and Master Class Research Placements.
Here are just some of the many reasons why you should choose York to study a degree in Physics:
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Our degree programmes are offered as a four year Masters course (MPhys) or a three year Bachelors (BSc), both have proven extremely popular with both students and employers. The BSc course content is identical to the first three years of the Masters course and covers a broad ranging physics curriculum. The BSc provides an excellent pathway into a range of graduate level careers or continue your studies at postgraduate level.
The integrated Masters programmes provide the opportunity to include additional physics material and further training in communication skills for students to undertake a major research project extending over the year. The course enables students to study Physics in greater depth and is tailored for those looking to enter an academic or industry led research career.
Our courses are structured to be flexible allowing students not only to transfer between programmes but also between the Bachelors and Masters courses. Transfers are normally considered at the end of the first and second year, subject to satisfactory performance and in some cases appropriate choice of optional components.
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