The third and fourth year modules (including core modules) are loosely grouped below according to their subject matter. Although any combination of the optional modules is allowed by the regulations, you should remember that modules on similar topics reinforce each other.
For those on the MPhys, it is advisable to take most of the third year modules in each of the categories in which you intend to take fourth year modules. You should note that understanding of the material taught in Advanced Quantum Theory will be assumed in Theoretical Particle Physics. The material should also support the modules Frontiers of Particles Physics, Condensed Matter Physics II and Quantum Computation and Simulation.
The fourth year modules for the current year are in italics. If you are planning your current third year, the Streams and Timings link in the rh menu summarises connections to the fourth year modules planned for 2023/24.
Communicating Science (BSc), Physics Project (BSc),
Physics Laboratory (MPhys), Physics Group Project (MPhys)
Physics Project, High Performance Computing in Physics
(These are modules designed in part to show how the ideas and methodologies of physics are used and valued in other disciplines such as meteorology, physiology and medicine.)
Physics of Life and Medicine, The Earth and its Atmosphere
In addition to the options listed in the course regulations, it is possible to take certain other modules, offered by other departments, as Unusual Options.