Swansea University

251–300 th
World University Rankings 2018
Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, United Kingdom

Physics (with a Year Abroad)

Students gain unique insights into the fundamentals of Physics, which are built upon through the degree such that cutting edge areas of science including superconductivity, nanotechnology, superstring theory and antimatter become accessible in the latter years. These areas are delivered by recognised experts in their fields. Research projects in areas including cold matter, lasers and optics, antimatter, nanoscale technology are possible in the final year, again with expert supervision. We have a flexible modular course structure which allows student’s studies to evolve as their interests develop. Furthermore, the modular structure allows for transfers between different schemes up until the start of the 3rd year. We are a very friendly and caring Department in a traditional University, and our teaching has been graded as Excellent in recent government assessments. Physics has seen active expansion over recent years, which is supported by investment in staff and teaching facilities. Physics graduates have a wide choice of career options and strong graduate earnings potential, exemplified by the leaving destinations of our recent graduates. All successful applicants who make Swansea their first choice are guaranteed University Accommodation for their first year, and the compact and friendly campus offers a superb seafront location close to the magnificent Gower Penninsula, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The BSc with a Year Abroad allows students to spend a year studying at an overseas university, either one where a student exchange programme already exists or one of the student's own choice. This is a marvellous opportunity to experience a different culture and to develop valuable language skills. In addition, Swansea students have participated in summer studentship schemes working with experimenters at the world-famous CERN Particle Physics Laboratory.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Singleton Park Campus,Swansea