United Kingdom

Swansea University

301–400 th
Arts & humanities Rankings 2018
251–300 th
World University Rankings 2018

Swansea University

Theoretical Physics (with a year in industry)

The MPhys Theoretical Physics degree is a five-year scheme intended primarily for those wishing to become professional Theoretical Physicists outside academia. It is designed to be comparable with other European physics degrees. Physicists seek to answer the big questions: Can the conditions that existed a few billionths of a second after the Big bang be recreated in the lab? How do fundamental constituents of matter such as quarks and leptons interact? How did the Universe begin? And can we understand what space and time are made of? Students gain unique insights into cutting edge areas of research, including superconductivity, nanotechnology, superstring theory and antimatter. The Year in Industry allows students to experience working as a professional scientist while during their degree course, and the placement organization can be tailored to their interests. Our experience producing high calibre graduates in Theoretical Physics, some of whom work in e.g. high performance computing, informs our Industrial year placement options. The final year MPhys research project covers all aspects of Theoretical Physics, all with expert supervision, and are a reflection of our current research portfolio. We are a very friendly and caring Department in a traditional University. All successful applicants who make Swansea their first choice are guaranteed University Accommodation for their first year. The compact and friendly campus offers a superb seafront location close to the magnificent Gower Penninsula. Physics graduates have a wide choice of career options and good graduate earnings potential.

  • Qualification
    Master of Physics - MPhys
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    5 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Singleton Park Campus,Swansea