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Department of Physics

Registration for Level 3 modules in 2012/13

BSc and MPhys Physics
BSc and MPhys Physics and Astronomy
MPhys Theoretical Physics

Dates to note

    • From 23 April: Signing of plagiarism forms

      The University regulations require each student to sign a plagiarism declaration each year, as part of the registration process.  Plagiarism forms will be distributed in selected revision lectures, to be signed and returned at the end of the lecture.  It is important that the Department has your signed form before the start of the examination period.

    • Monday 21 May: University's online enrolment system becomes available

      From this date, or soon after, you will be able to begin the process of enrolment (where you check, confirm and update your personal information, and accept the University's regulations). You will also be able to begin the process of module registration (where you check the modules and programme you are studying, and choose any optional modules).  You will be able to select modules, and change your mind, throughout the period until the end of term.

    • Monday 11 June: Publication of physics module information

      Physics Department module information for 2012/13 will become available at  Written guidance on the Department's degrees will also be made available on the Level 3 advice page.

    • Monday 11 June: Lab and tutorial options selction facility opens

      All Physics students proceeding to Level 3 will take the module PHYS3561 Key Skills A and will need to make a choice of topic for the poster and presentation.  In addition, students who are considering taking the module PHYS3601 Laboratory Project will need to make a choice of laboratory section.  You will need to record these choices via a simple web-based form (but outside the University's online registration system) at  This web form will be available from 11 June.

    • Tuesday 12 June: Course Director's talk, followed by a talk regarding laboratory options

      There will be a short talk, 30 minutes or so, in lecture theatre W103 at 14:00 on Tuesday 12 June for this year's Level 2 students who are proceeding to Level 3.  At this meeting Professor Shanks will talk about the Level 3 work, the choices open to students and the optional modules.  Please check your modules in the online registration system in advance of this meeting - if you have any optional modules then it will save time if you've selected these in advance.  Attendance at the talk is not compulsory, but it will give you the opportunity to ask questions prior to the finalisation of your module choices.

      Immediately afterwards, there will be a short talk, 30 minutes or so, for students who are considering taking the module PHYS3601 Laboratory Project and/or the module PHYS3581 Team Project in 2012/13, i.e., most Physics students.  At this meeting the Level 3 Laboratory Leader, Professor Girkin, will talk about the various options in the Level 3 laboratory and there will be opportunity for you to ask questions.  This meeting was new in 2011 and was the direct result of student feedback received via the SSCC.  Attendance is not compulsory, but is strongly recommended, so that you have time to think about your lab options before submitting your choices.

    • Friday 15 June: Deadline for Level 3 Physics programme change requests

      If you wish to transfer from one Physics degree programme to another then it is important that you email the details to by Friday 15 June, so that the transfer can be implemented before you submit your optional module choices.  Please use the subject line "Physics programme change request" followed by your name; in the body of the email please state clearly your nine-digit student ID, your current programme and the programme to which you wish to change.  Note that there is a mark threshold for progression to Level 3 of the MPhys.

    • Tuesday 19 June: Consultation (optional)

Any student who wishes to discuss which course or optional module(s) to take in the Department next year may make an appointment to visit Dr Jenkins on the afternoon of Tuesday 19 June.  This is a good opportunity to obtain advice on your study choices.  Some students may be required for interview by Professor Clark on Monday 18 June.  If so, they will be notified individually by email.

  • Friday 22 June: Deadline for Physics module selections

    All students must finalise and submit their module choices in the University's online module registration system by Friday 22 June (please remember to click on the "submit" button). Formal approval of Physics module choices will then be carried out online over the following few days.

It is strongly recommended that all Level 2 students proceeding to Level 3 Physics, Physics and Astronomy or Theoretical Physics ensure that they are available at the above times.