The BSc Physics degree is designed to give you a broad physics education and, in addition, supply you with a wide range of mathematical and computational skills. Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP), this four-year course offers a professional placement year in industry, commerce, government or another appropriate provider, giving you the opportunity to gain relevant work experience in the field. Designed for those with an enquiring mind, this degree provides a wide-ranging education in how theoretical and experimental physics can be used to describe the universe. It also provides an insight into the impact of physics on modern technologies. This course aims to prepare you for a career in industrial or academic research and development, education or other areas needing a practical, numerate and analytical approach to problem solving, such as business and finance. You will be part of a friendly and welcoming department currently housed in the Queen’s Building complex, which contains a wide variety of purpose-built laboratories, lecture theatres and computing facilities. Distinctive features The distinctive features of the course include: •The opportunity to learn in a department which has a strong commitment to research •The involvement of research-active staff in course design and delivery •Frequent opportunities to conduct practical work in the School’s laboratory facilities •An emphasis on independent learning •Effective course monitoring and opportunities for student feedback •The opportunity to follow a professional placement year in industry The course contains all the core content required for the degree to be accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP).