Physics is the study of the universe - exploring the basic rules that dictate the behaviour of matter and energy, from subatomic particles to the evolution of galaxies. In the first year you’ll build a solid foundation in both theoretical and experimental physics. Over subsequent years you’ll have access to the School’s full range of expertise in physics and astronomy, choosing from specialised modules including quantum mechanics, fluid dynamics, spacetime and gravity, and statistical physics. You’ll be taught by active researchers in these fields, giving you unique insights into higher-level topics. You can tailor your degree with our flexible programme, either taking a broad overview of the whole discipline or focusing on a specialist area. You’ll develop practical skills in lab work and programming that can be applied in commerce, industry or research. In your final year, you’ll further develop your own interests through your independent research project, supervised by one of the School’s academic specialists.