Student studying physical sciences

Key information

Online programme 2021

£1,845 per person

Monday 28 June - Friday 9 July

Monday 2 August - Friday 13 August

Download the 2021 Timetable [PDF, 12.3 MB]

What will be covered in the Physics stream?

This stream focuses on the physics and mathematics of the central concept in the physical sciences. Through lectures and interactive seminars, you’ll expand your theoretical knowledge and encounter new techniques.

Applications for 2021 are now open

Find out how to apply or start your online application. Applications close on Monday 17 May 2021. 

Physics programme content

I really enjoyed the chance to hear about different departments, and also seeing the strong link between Imperial’s courses and current research.”"

Apellia, Greece

Physics

Led by the Department of Physics, students within the physics stream will be taught a range of concepts central to mathematics and physics to give an understanding of the principles underpinning the discipline, as well as their applications. 

Among others, you will explore topics such as the mathematics of oscillations and object-oriented programming. You will use calculus and Python to generate simulations, and work in groups to create presentations for your peers. 

In previous years, students have learned to look at a problem/physical situation using three different tools: the mathematics of calculus; performing experiments; and simulating the situation using a computer. In 2020, students learned about the Large Hadron Collider, the largest and most powerful particle beam experiment in the world, and its mission to explore the fundamental particles and forces of our universe. Students were taught about the success of the standard model in describing these particles along with its problems that led to the postulation and subsequent recent discovery of the Higgs particle. This ultimately enabled them to answer the question... What is the Higgs good for? 

Enterprise Lab STEM Challenge

Alongside academic sessions focusing on physics, in the second week of the programme you will join students from the other subject streams to participate in an entrepreneurial STEM challenge presented by Imperial Enterprise Lab.