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You are required to take the core modules. Enough options have to be taken in order to raise the total load to at least 120 CATS credits. You should choose modules totalling at least 45 CATS credits from list A.

This page is indicative. Full details of the modules being prepared specifically for this course will appear once finalised.

Core Module Weeks CATS Credit
PX4bx Astrophysics Project 1-10, 15-24 45
Option List A    
PX420 Solar Magnetohydrodynamics 6-10 7.5
PX425 High Performance Computing in Physics 1-10 7.5
PX436 General Relativity 1-10 15
PX443 Planets, Exoplanets and Life 1-10 15
PX444 The Distant Universe 15-24 15
Option List B    
PX408 Relativistic Quantum Mechanics 1-5 7.5
PX435 Neutrino Physics 6-10 7.5
PX438 Physics for Fusion Power 15-19 7.5
PX446 Condensed Matter Physics II 1-10 15

Third Year Physics Modules

Where the timetable permits this, you may take physics modules from the third year you have not already taken.


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.

The arrangements for examinations, and some information about degree classification are given elsewhere.

Unusual Options

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.

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