Student studying physical sciences

Key information

  • 2022 fees: £5,295
  • Programme dates: Monday 4 - Saturday 16 July or Monday 8 - Saturday 20 August 2022

The Physics stream focuses on the physics and mathematics of a central concept in the physical sciences. 

The classroom-based programme is accompanied by hands-on sessions in our labs and computer programming workshops, where you will combine newly honed programming skills with theoretical knowledge to complete a team-based project.

In previous years, students have learned to look at a problem or physical situation using three different tools: the mathematics of calculus; performing experiments; and simulating the situation using a computer. 

On the Physics stream, you will:

  • Conduct practical experiments, collect and analyse data;
  • Encounter new mathematical techniques in a lecture-led teaching session;
  • Learn the basics of the Python programming language and create computer simulations;
  • Present the results of your experiment as a group;
  • Finish the week with a real understanding of oscillations and their importance throughout the natural sciences.
Oscillation experiment

Group oscillation experiment

Group programming session

Group programming session

Group discussion

Group planning discussion with help from student mentors

Group data review

The team reviewing the experiment data