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Physics

5.0
5 opinions
  • If you are looking for a great university to study in then Dundee is the choice for you.
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  • Had a great experience from my last three years at Dundee University and this great experience is leading me to opt for my masters in this university.
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  • Enjoying the biomedical science course at this university and really happy as a fresher. These few days made me amazed and the nightlife is what a young student expects to have.
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Bachelor's degree

In Dundee ()

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Description

  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Duration

    5 Years

Description

You will meet subjects such as relativity, mechanics, electro-magnetism, and quantum mechanics, before moving on to the exciting areas of particle physics, astronomy, cosmology and optoelectronics. We will also develop your programming skills via modules in computational physics.

To take into account

Higher: BBBB/BBCCC A-Level: CCC Essential Subjects: Mathematics and a Science (Physics preferred) subject (H or A-Level) SQA Higher: AABB GCE A-Level: BBB ILC Higher: AABB IB Diploma: 32 points (including 6, 5, 5 at Higher Level) Essential Subjects: Mathematics and a Science or Engineering subject (at SQA Higher, GCE A-Level, ILC Higher or IB Higher Level)

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5.0
excellent
  • If you are looking for a great university to study in then Dundee is the choice for you.
    |
  • Had a great experience from my last three years at Dundee University and this great experience is leading me to opt for my masters in this university.
    |
  • Enjoying the biomedical science course at this university and really happy as a fresher. These few days made me amazed and the nightlife is what a young student expects to have.
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4.8
excellent

Course rating

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Centre rating

Student

5.0
08/02/2019
What I would highlight: If you are looking for a great university to study in then Dundee is the choice for you.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
02/02/2019
What I would highlight: Had a great experience from my last three years at Dundee University and this great experience is leading me to opt for my masters in this university.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
09/02/2018
What I would highlight: Enjoying the biomedical science course at this university and really happy as a fresher. These few days made me amazed and the nightlife is what a young student expects to have.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
10/01/2018
What I would highlight: The university has an amazing staff who are very much responsible and caring.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
10/01/2018
What I would highlight: Being a fresher at this university I received a warm welcome and the staff prefer to serve the student first and do other work. The union is providing great nightlife at a reasonable price.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Course programme

Physics, the most fundamental of all sciences, involves the exploration of nature in the broadest possible sense. Physicists study the behaviour and properties of matter and energy in a huge variety of contexts, ranging from the sub-nuclear (particle physics) to the behaviour of the material Universe as a whole (cosmology). The goal is to uncover the fundamental truths about nature and where possible, to exploit that basic knowledge for the benefit of mankind.

At Dundee, we have a rich and varied history in this endeavour. Research undertaken here has had a tremendous impact on the modern world. The electronic devices driving pixels in virtually all laptop computers were first conceived and made here. Ground-breaking work on satellite-borne environmental monitoring was also initiated here, as well as seminal investigations into molecular structures using x-ray analysis. The present staff are continuing that tradition of excellence and work in some of the most exciting areas of cutting-edge physics.

Many such areas are also those earmarked by the government as the critical scientific topics for the future: renewable energy and the environment; robust sensors; and physics applied to medicine and biology. To that end we use the most powerful microscopes available, each capable of resolving individual atoms, to characterise and develop materials such as the next generation of energy efficient solar cells. We explore the boundaries of biophysics and laser science, especially in medical contexts where the University of Dundee as a whole boasts a world-renowned reputation. Biophysics research is undertaken at state-of-the-art facilities within the University's Institute for Medical Science and Technology and also at Ninewells Hospital.

One unique aspect of life as a physics undergraduate at Dundee is the facility to not only undertake a major research project in the Honours year, but to become directly involved with the active research groups in the first year: a fast-track route to applying the knowledge and skills that we will teach you, and which also serves to reinforce the taught elements.

Programme Structure

Level 1

  • Mechanics and Thermodynamics
  • Electricity, Optics and Waves
  • Astronomical Phenomena
  • Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics 1A and 1B
  • Professional Skills

Level 2

  • Emission and Transmission of Energy
  • Mechanics
  • Mathematics for Engineers
  • Analogue and Digital Systems
  • Fundamentals of Electronic Devices
  • Electrical and Mechanical Systems

Level 3

  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Advanced Optics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Professional and Transferable Skills

Level 4

  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Relativity and Cosmology
  • Solid State Physics
  • Computational Physics
  • Optoelectronics and Photonics
  • Materials
  • Physics Project (over both semesters)

Level 5

  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Analytical Electron Microscopy
  • Quantum Mechanics II
  • Computational Physics II
  • Construction Project Management
  • Research Project

Teaching and Assessment

Unlike many larger physics departments, where students can feel isolated and often unnoticed, Dundee is comfortably small and friendly with a relaxed atmosphere.

Our formal teaching methods involve a combination of traditional lectures and tutorials, together with new and innovative multi-media based activities and practical laboratory sessions. All students are IT trained so as to gain maximum benefit from the advanced computing resources, and also to develop transferable skills.

Additional information

Comments: Accredited by the Institute of Physics.
Career opportunities: The prospects for physics graduates are excellent. As one of our graduates, the analytical and problem-solving skills that you will have gained, together with practical abilities on state-of-the-art instrumentation, will allow entry to a diverse spectrum of job possibilities. Many of our graduates now work for technology companies involved in the design and manufacture of electronic and optical devices. In addition, it is possible to develop industrial careers in defence, microelectronics, medicine, semi-conductors, communications, IT, optoelectronics, education, and research and development.

Physics

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