University of Salford - Practical applications

July 30, 2009

A university is piloting a physics degree that aims to make learning more relevant to real life and students more attractive to employers. The University of Salford is working with the Institute of Physics with funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England to design and launch the course. It will see professionals from the nuclear, medical, teaching and renewable-energy sectors delivering real-life, problem-based learning to students via regular seminars. Ian Morrison, head of physics at Salford, said: "We're aiming to demonstrate that physics is a hugely exciting subject - one that is relevant to real life and that gets people jobs."

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