Heriot-Watt University

      Physics MPhys

      Heriot-Watt University
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      Typology Bachelor's degree
      Location Currie (Scotland)
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      • Bachelor's degree
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      Description

      Home Undergraduate Physics Physics MPhysPhysics MPhys How to apply »UCAS codeF302QualificationMPhysDurationUp to 5 yearsStudy locationEdinburghDelivery typeFull-timeOverviewProgramme contentEmployabilityEntry requirementsFees & scholarshipsOverviewCore concepts studied include dynamics, electromagnetic fields and optics, leading to the fascinating quantum world of subatomic particles, the unique nature of laser light, and the philosophically challenging ideas of astrophysics. Mathematics forms an integral part in enabling students to understand physical concepts in depth. There are various options available in later years including Laser Physics, Photonics, Semiconductor Physics, Instrumentation, Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particles. Research projects allow students to develop skills in experimental design or computational modelling, as well as practical ability, initiative, and teamwork. The MPhys degree is mathematically rigorous and suitable for those wishing to pursue research.AccreditationAccredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of partially meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist.   Show key dataProgramme contentYear 1 Provides foundations of physics and mathematics and gives the opportunity to look at wider aspects of physics through experimental study in investigative techniques. Also covered are fundamental engineering skills in electronics and mechanics.. Learning and teaching Scheduled learning:34% Independent study: 66% Placement:0% Assessment Written:56% Practical:17% Coursework:27% Year 2 Important themes of physics are introduced through courses in Thermal Physics, Photonics and Optics and Electronics. Experimental, Programming, and Communication skills are developed through practical laboratory activities Learning and teaching Scheduled learning:35% Independent study: 65% Placement:0% Assessment Written:68% Practical:11% Coursework:21% Year 3 Deals...

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      Edinburgh Campus, Riccarton, EH14 4AS, Midlothian/Edinburghshire, Scotland
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      Currie
      Edinburgh Campus, Riccarton, EH14 4AS, Midlothian/Edinburghshire, Scotland
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      What you'll learn on the course

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      GCSE Physics
      Skills and Training
      Learning Teaching
      Teaching
      GCSE Mathematics
      Mathematics
      Communication Training
      Programming
      Engineering
      Communication Skills
      Engineering Skills
      Mechanics

      Course programme

      Year 1

      Provides foundations of physics and mathematics and gives the opportunity to look at wider aspects of physics through experimental study in investigative techniques. Also covered are fundamental engineering skills in electronics and mechanics..

      Learning and teaching
      • Scheduled learning:34%
      • Independent study: 66%
      • Placement:0%
      Assessment
      • Written:56%
      • Practical:17%
      • Coursework:27%

      Year 2

      Important themes of physics are introduced through courses in Thermal Physics, Photonics and Optics and Electronics. Experimental, Programming, and Communication skills are developed through practical laboratory activities

      Learning and teaching
      • Scheduled learning:35%
      • Independent study: 65%
      • Placement:0%
      Assessment
      • Written:68%
      • Practical:11%
      • Coursework:21%

      Additional information

      OverviewCore concepts studied include dynamics, electromagnetic fields and optics, leading to the fascinating quantum world of subatomic particles, the unique nature of laser light, and the philosophically challenging ideas of astrophysics. Mathematics forms an integral part in enabling students to understand physical concepts in depth. There are various options available in later years including Laser Physics, Photonics, Semiconductor Physics, Instrumentation, Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particles. Research projects allow students to develop skills in experimental design or...

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