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Year 3 Modules

These are the proposed course regulations proposed for 2024/25.

The programme consists of a core, with further modules taken from options lists. At least 60 credits must be taken from list A.

Note that, if you take PX3A0 Physics Project you will not be allowed to deregister from the module.

Core Modules CATS Credit
PX376 Communicating Science 15
Option List A  
IB337 Business Taxation 15
IB349 Operational Research for Strategic Planning 15
IB361 Equality and Diversity 15
IB365 Marketing Communications 15

IB368 International Business Strategy

IB370 Managing Strategy in the Digital Era 15
IB382 Project Management 15
IB384 Supply Change Management 15
IB395 Finance in New Ventures 15
IB3A7 The Practice of Operational Research 15
IB3A9 Design in Business 15
IB3D8 Corporate Strategy A 15
IB3E6 Ethical Issues in Contemporary Business 15
IB3G4 Law for Entrepreneurs 15
IB3H5 Images of Creativity 15
IB3H8 Leadership 15
IB3H9 Strategic Games: Thinking rationally about business, policy and real life 15
Option List B  
PX385 Condensed Matter Physics 15
PX390 Scientific Computing 15
PX399 The Earth and its Atmosphere 15
PX3A0 Physics Project 35
PX3A2 Quantum Physics of Atoms 10
PX3A6 Galaxies and Cosmology 15
PX3A8 Physics of Life and Medicine 15
PX3A9 Black Holes, White Dwarfs and Neutron Stars 15

If you are interested in taking a foreign language, please discuss which modules are appropriate with the Language Centre and register via the unusual option route. Note that you are only permitted to take one foreign language module in any one year and in your final year you are not permitted to take a non-accelerated beginners language module.


Where options are taken, so that the load exceeds the normal load, the marks for all modules attempted will appear on your University transcript. The overall year mark will be calculated as the arithmetic mean of the subset of whole modules, weighted according to their credit weighting, which satisfies the course regulations and results in the highest mark.

Before contemplating an overload you should discuss it with your personal tutor. We will be monitoring your registrations and you may be asked to discuss the situation with the Director of Studies or the Director of Student Experience. Please note that registering for modules and then not attempting the examination may be considered an abuse of the system and could lead to sanctions.

Important Notice

The modules listed above are the ones that you will normally be permitted to register for. If you wish to take an unusual option you should consult our document on unusual options prior to taking any such modules. You will not be permitted to take more than one language option in any one year. It is our experience that for most students the normal load is the most appropriate load, and only in exceptional circumstances should students take a significant overload. Before contemplating an overload you should discuss it with your personal tutor. We will be monitoring your registrations and you will be asked to discuss the situation with the director of studies if your load goes above 150 CATS.

You may NOT take as unusual options either PX424 Physics Group Project or PX428 Physics Laboratory.