If you are a prospective student, please see the College Prospectus pages for further information about core courses and options.

Note: some courses have additional revision lectures. These take place in term 3. 

Degree courses list

Year 1

Year 1 Courses
Course TitleFHEQ LevelNumber of LecturesTermLecturer
Maths (vectors+matrices)‌ 4 18 Term 1 Prof Dimitri Vvedensky
Maths (Complex Analysis) 4 12 Term 1 Prof Martin McCall
Maths (Functions) 4 18 Term 1 Prof Andrew Parry
Mechanics 4 22 Term 1 Prof Tim Horbury
Vibrations & Waves 4 14 Term 1 Dr Paul Tangney
Professional Skills I‌ 4   Terms 1 and 2 Dr Simon Bland
Maths (vector calculus) 4 23 Term 2 Dr Marina Galand
Electricity & Magnetism 4 24 Term 2 Dr Vijay Tymms
Prof Martin McCall
Basic Electronics 4 8 Term 2 Mr Chris Carr
Advanced Electronics 4 9 Term 2 Mr Chris Carr
Quantum Physics‌ 4 22 Term 2 Prof Jon Marangos
Mathematical Analysis 4 27 Terms 2 and 3 Dr Toby Wiseman
Relativity 4 10 Term 3 Dr Caroline Clewley
Structure of Matter 4 12 Term 3 Dr Ned Ekins-Daukes
Head of Year 1       Dr Simon Bland
Head of Computing I       Dr Dan Eakins
Head of Laboratory I       Dr Yoshi Uchida
Deputy Head of Laboratory I       Dr Jaroslaw Pasternak
Updated: October 2015
Year 1 Courses

Year 2

Year 2 Courses
Course TitleFHEQ LevelNumber of LecturesTermLecturer
Maths (Fourier) 5 10 Term 1 Prof Ulrik Egede
Differential Equations‌ 5 18 Term 1 Prof Alan Heavens
Professional Skills II 5 3 Term 1 Dr Bill Proud
Quantum Mechanics  5 27 Term 1 Prof Andrew Jaffe
Statistics of Measurement 5 11 Term 1 Prof Paul Dauncey
Statistical Physics 5 14 Term 1 Dr Carl Paterson
Thermodynamics 5 20 Term 1 Dr Vijay Tymms
Atomic Physics 5 10 Term 2 Prof Richard Thompson
Solid State Physics‌ 5 22 Term 2  Dr Rupert Oulton
Electromagnetism
Course Outline
Aims and Objectives
5 24 Term 2

Dr Michael Coppins
Prof Peter Török

Environmental Physics (option) 5 26 Term 2  Dr Apostolos Voulgarakis
Dr Mark Richards
Dr Heather Graven
Suns, Stars and Planets ‌(option) 5 26 Term 2 Dr David Clements
Mathematical Methods (option) 5 28 Terms 2 and 3 Dr Chris Ford
Nuclear and Particle Physics  5 15 Term 2 and 3 Prof Gavin Davies
Optics‌‌ 5 12 Term 3 Prof Zulfikar Najmudin
Head of Year 2       Dr Vijay Tymms
Head of Computing II      

Prof Angus MacKinnon
Dr Carl Paterson

Head of Laboratory II       Dr Julia Sedgebeer
Deputy Head of Laboratory II       Dr David Colling
Updated: October 2015
Year 2 Courses

Year 3

Year 3 Courses
Course TitleFHEQ LevelNumber of LecturesTermLecturer
Advanced Classical Physics‌ 6 26 Term 1 Prof Carlo Contaldi
Astrophysics 6 26 Term 1  Dr Daniel Mortlock
Dr Yvonne Unruh
Computational Physics‌ 6 26 Term 1 Dr Yoshi Uchida
Dr Erik van Sebille
Foundations of Quantum Mechanics‌ 6 26 Term 1 Prof Jonathan Halliwell
Group Theory 6 26 Term 1 Dr Vitali Averbukh
Light & Matter  6 30 Term 1 Dr Mike Tarbutt
Dr Jenny Nelson
Statistical Mechanics 6 26 Term 1 Prof Kim Christensen
Prof Matthew Foulkes
Communicating Physics 6   Terms 1 and 2 Dr Vijay Tymms
Professional Skills III 6   Term 1 or 2 Dr Mark Richards
Complexity & Networks 6 26 Term 2 Prof Kim Christensen
Dr Tim Evans
Fluid Dynamics  6 9 Term 2 Dr Ingo Mueller-Wodarg

Lasers

Imaging and Biophotonics

6

13

13

Term 2

Term 3

Prof John Tisch

Dr James Mcginty

Medical Imaging: X-Rays and Ultrasound

Medical Imaging: Nuclear Diagnostics & MRI

6

13

13

Term 2

Term 2

Dr Stuart Mangles

Dr Piero Posocco

Physics of the Universe  6 24 Term 2 Dr Oliver Buchmueller
Dr Roberto Trotta
Plasma Physics 6 26 Term 2 Prof Sergey Lebedev
Principles of Instrumentation 6 26 Term 2 Dr Jaroslaw Pasternak
Head of Comprehensives       Prof Jo Haigh
Head of Laboratory III
      Prof Jing Zhang
Deputy Head of Laboratory III       Dr Mark Richards
Head of Microprocessors
      Prof Mark Neil
Head of Year III Essay Projects
      Dr Mark Richards
Head of Year III Projects
      Dr Mark Richards
Updated: October 2015
Year 3 Courses

Year 4 / Masters

Year 4 / Masters Courses
Course TitleFHEQ LevelNumber of LecturesTermLecturer
Nanotechnology in Consumer Electronics 7 13 Term 1 Dr Will Branford
Prof Thomas Anthopoulos
General Relativity 7 26 Term 1 Prof Fay Dowker
Advanced Hydrodynamics 7 13 Term 2
Dr Jerry Chittenden

Optical Communications‌

Information Theory

7

13

13

Term 1

Term 1

Dr Rupert Oulton

Dr Vincenzo Giannini

Plasmonics & Metamaterials 7 26 Term 1 Prof Ortwin Hess
Prof Stefan Maier
Quantum Field Theory 7 26 Term 1 Dr Tim Evans
Quantum Information 7 26 Term 1 Dr Florian Mintert
Quantum Optics‌ 7 26 Term 1 Prof Myungshik Kim
Unification- The Standard Model‌ 7 26 Term 1 Prof Arttu Rajantie
Rapid Feedback‌     Terms 1 and 2 Prof Jonathan Halliwell
Research Interfaces 7 34 Terms 1 and 2 Dr Helen Brindley
Dr Heather Graven
Dr John Hassard
Advanced Particle Physics 7 26 Term 2 Dr Mitesh Patel
Dr Alex Tapper
Atmospheric Physics 7 26 Term 2 Dr Arnaud Czaja
Computational Neuroscience 7 26 Term 2 Dr Claudia Clopath
Cosmology‌ 7 26 Term 2 DrSubu Mohanty
Laser Technology 7 26 Term 2 Dr Kenny Weir
Prof John Tisch
Quantum Theory of Matter 7 26 Term 2 Prof Ortwin Hess
Space Physics 7 26 Term 2 Dr Jonathan Eastwood
MSci Projects       Dr Julia Sedgebeer
Updated: October 2015
Year 4 Courses