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First Year Modules

The programme consists of a core with further modules taken from an options list. Enough options have to be taken in order to raise the total load to at least 120 CATS credits which is defined to be the normal load for this course, up to a maximum of 150 CATS.

Core Modules Weeks CATS Credit
PX101 Quantum Phenomena 30-33 6
PX110 Physics Laboratory 2-10, 15-20 24
PX120 Electricity & Magnetism 15-24 12
PX140 Electronics Workshop 30-33 6
PX145 Physics Foundations 1-10 12
PX146 Key Skills for Physics 2-25 12
PX148 Classical Mechanics & Relativity 1-10 12
PX149 Mathematics for Physicists 1-10, 15-24 24
PX150 Physics Programming Workshop 15-19 6
    Total 114
PX144 Introduction to Astronomy 15-19 6
PX147 Introduction to Particle Physics 20-24 6


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 and take account of how it affects progression on the MPhys course. 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.

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