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Year 1 Regulations

These are the approved course regulations for the first year starting in the academic year 2022/23.

The normal load is 125 credits. Students should take the core modules and at least one of the optional modules. The maximum load for the year is 150 credits.

Core Modules Weeks CATS Credit
PX152 Physics Laboratory 1-33 30
PX153 Mathematics for Physicists 1-24 20
PX154 Physics Foundations 1-10 10
PX155 Classical Mechanics and Relativity 1-10 10
PX156 Quantum Phenomena 20-24, 30-33 10
PX157 Electricity and Magnetism 15-24 10
PX159 Physics Programming Workshop 4-19 10
PX161 Tutorial (Physics) 1-33 10
    Total 110
Option List    
IB132 Foundations of Finance 15-24 15
IB151 Foundations of Entrepreneurship 15-24 15

Unusual Options

The modules listed above are the ones that you will be automatically registered for. If you wish to take an unusual option, in addition, you should consult our document on unusual options prior to taking any such modules and discuss any requests with your personal tutor.

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.