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Fourth Year Modules

The normal load is 120 CATS credits. The maximum is 150 CATS credits. You are required to take the core module and choose modules totalling at least 45 CATS credits from the list of optional modules.

Core Module Weeks CATS Credit
PX402 Physics Project 1-10, 15-24 45
Option List    
PX408 Relativistic Quantum Mechanics 1-5 7.5
PX416 High Energy Astrophysics 20-24 7.5
PX420 Solar Magnetohydrodynamics 6-10 7.5
PX425 High Performance Computing in Physics 1-10 7.5
PX430 Gauge Theories of Particle Physics 6-10 7.5
PX431 Structure and Dynamics of Solids 15-24 15
PX435 Neutrino Physics 6-10 7.5
PX436 General Relativity 1-10 15
PX438 Physics for Fusion Power 15-19 7.5
PX441 Quantum Theory of Interacting Particles 15-24 15
PX443 Planets, Exo-planets and Life 1-10 15
PX444 The Distant Universe 15-19 7.5
PX445 Advanced Particle Physics 15-24 15
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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