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Options in Year 2

You will see from the regulations that you must take at least 45 credits from option lists and at least 30 credits must be from List A (physics modules). If you are happy taking only physics modules, the normal approach would be to register for all of them (60 credits). You could drop a module at the end if you did not want to go overload.

If you want to take outside options (List B modules or unusual options), you will need to decide whether you want to take them partly as an overload or wholly in place of physics modules. When deciding which physics modules to take, the following may be helpful.

The modules Hamiltonian and Fluid Mechanics covers general concepts which are relevant throughout physics.

Computational Physics is a skills module. Computing and programming are valuable skills both within physics and beyond. We recommend that all students take their computing skills as far as possible, and at least start this computing module.

If you are interested in astrophysics, the module Stars and the Solar System is part of a stream of astrophysics modules and core for students on the Physics with Astrophysics course. You will be allowed to take later year modules in the stream if you haven't taken both these second year modules, in which case you would be advised to go through some of the material covered in these two modules in private study.

Finally, we have a module which looks at interdisciplinary aspects of physics. It shows how physics of the Environment and Energy are connected (Environmental Physics).