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BSc (Hons) Physics

Our Physics degree is designed to offer students exposure to a range of physical models and theories, from Newtonian Mechanics to Relativity and Quantum Mechanics.

As well as studying theories, you will learn how to apply these theories to explain how everyday objects, such as mobile phones, computers and aircraft function. 

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Course Length:

Full Time

Entry Requirements

(Individual offers may vary):

  • A levels (or combination with AS/EPQ/BTEC/Cambridge Technical): 96 to 112 UCAS Tariff points, with at least 64 points from Mathematics and a relevant Science. 
  • BTEC/Cambridge Technical: DMM Engineering (or relevant route in Applied Science)
  • International Baccalaureate: 28 points (including Higher Mathematics and a Science)
  • Candidates may also request an interview after which the may receive a revised, more targeted offer.
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Course content

Physics is taught as a theoretical classroom subject supported by structured lab exercises. Utilising the CDIO ‘type’ pedagogy and applying this to Physics, breaks this rather constrained delivery and makes the subject more engaging to a wider range of students.  With the Engineering & Design department’s expertise in applying problem based learning to engineering, this provides us with an attractive programme that leads the new movement in teaching Physics.

Our facilities

The Engineering and Design Department will be based at our new Engineering & Digital Technology Park. It is the UK’s first purpose built facility for delivering engineering and design courses through the problem-based learning, CDIO approach. With cutting edge teaching labs containing brand new equipment and apparatus, you will enjoy world class facilities including:

  • A large, double height space for delivering our unique, exciting and rewarding design and build experiences
  • Practical project-orientated engineering workshop and teaching facilities
  • Dedicated electronics and mechanics laboratories
  • Fabrication laboratory
  • Specialist 3D printers
  • Facilities to teach Computer Aided Design
  • 300 square-metre television production studio, with auxiliary 100 square-metre special effects room
  • 400 square-metre media operation centre
  • Media editing and finishing suites
  • Hands-on educations spaces for partnerships with schools and colleges
  • Co-working spaces and IT suites

The Engineering & Digital Technology Park is based on our Bognor Regis Campus, located just 600 metres from the beach and next door to the leafy and tranquil Hotham Park.

Indicative modules

First year:

  • Newtonian Mechanics

  • Mathematical Methods for Physics I

  • Electromagnetism I

  • Experimental Methods

  • Introductory Thermodynamics

  • Mathematical Methods for Physics II

  • Quantum Mechanics I

  • 1st year Experimental Physics Labs

Second year: 

  • Relativity

  • Quantum Mechanics II

  • Mathematical Techniques for Physics III

  • 2nd Year Experimental Group Project

  • Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics

  • Condensed Matter Physics

  • Electromagnetism II

  • 2nd Year Experimental Physics Labs

Third year: 

  • Quantum Mechanics III
  • Mathematical Techniques for Physics IV
  • Final Year Physics Projects
  • Electronics: Principles & Practice
  • Astrophysics

  • Atomic Physics

  • Final Year Physics Projects

  • Programming for Physicists 

Teaching and assessment

You'll be taught in small group seminars, allowing students to interact with each other and their academic tutors.  Practical work is much freer and more flexible than traditional laboratory exercises, allowing students the freedom to design and construct their own experimental projects and work within teams.  In the final year of study students can elect to undertake an individual experimental or theoretical project.

You'll be assessed through exams, essays, projects, reports, presentations and portfolios. 

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