Physics is central to our understanding of the universe and its origin and evolution, and underpins the technology that forms the basis of our modern world. While studying physics you will develop a solid basis in the fundamentals of electromagnetism, mechanics, quantum physics, and the structure of matter (atomic, molecular, nuclear, particle, and solid-state physics). You will also have the opportunity to learn about the Big Bang theory, black holes, the Higgs boson, superfluidity and superconductivity, quantum information, the physics of lasers and of semiconductor devices, relativity, superstrings and the search for a Theory of Everything. Our aim at Durham is to combine elements of pure and applied physics to fuel your curiosity, widen your theoretical knowledge and improve your practical skills.
Durham is one of the leading physics and astronomy departments in the UK. Each year we admit about 170 students to study for degrees in Physics, Physics & Astronomy and Theoretical Physics. In the latest round of the HEFCE Quality Assurance Agency national assessment of university teaching standards we received the maximum possible rating of 24.
What Will The Project Involve?
The assessed project will change every year. After a range of lectures about everything from Astronomy to Nanotechnology, Last year's students tackled some advanced Physics problems, which they then presented back to the class at the end of the week.
A-level subject requirements:
You will need A-levels in both Maths and Physics
Typical offer if you are successful on Supported Progression:
|Degree Programme||A-Levels||Other qualifications|
|AAB-BBB (N.B. We will typically require an A in Maths or Physics)
||see here for an equivalency|
|plus successful completion of the Supported Progression qualification for Physics|