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

Note: most courses have additional revision lectures. These usually 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 Prof Paul Dauncey
Structure of Matter ‌ 4 12 Term 3 Dr Vijay Tymms
Head of Year 1       Dr Simon Bland
Head of Computing I       Dr Caroline Clewley
Head of Laboratory I       Dr Yoshi Uchida
Deputy Head of Laboratory I       Dr Stuart Mangles
Updated: September 2017
Year 1 Courses

Year 2

Year 2 Courses
Course TitleFHEQ LevelNumber of LecturesTermLecturer
Maths (Fourier)‌ 5 12 Term 1 Prof Ulrik Egede
Differential Equations ‌ 5 18 Term 1 Prof Alan Heavens
Professional Skills II ‌ 5 3 Term 1 Dr Bill Proud & Dr Vijay Tymms
Quantum Mechanics  5 27 Term 1 Dr Jonathan Pritchard
Statistics of Measurement‌ 5 10 Term 1 Dr Mark Richards
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 & Dr Derek Lee
Electromagnetism
Course Outline
Aims and Objectives‌
5 26 Term 2

Dr Michael Coppins
Prof Peter Török

Environmental Physics‌ (option) 5 26 Term 2  Dr John Hassard
Dr Mark Richards
Dr Heather Graven
Suns, Stars and Planets ‌ ‌(option) 5 26 Term 2 Dr David Clements & Dr Yvonne Unruh
Mathematical Methods ‌ (option) 5 28 Terms 2 and 3 Dr Chris Ford
Nuclear and Particle Physics‌  5 15 Term 2 and 3 Prof Henrique Araujo
Optics‌‌ 5 12 Term 3 Prof Zulfikar Najmudin
Head of Year 2       Dr Vijay Tymms
Head of Computing II      

Dr Robert Kingham

Head of Laboratory II       Dr Julia Sedgebeer
Deputy Head of Laboratory II       Dr David Colling
Updated: September 2017
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 Pat Scott
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
Dr Will Branford

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 Jürgen Pozimsk

Physics of the Universe‌  6 24 Term 2 Dr Oliver Buchmueller
Dr Roberto Trotta
Plasma Physics‌ 6 26 Term 2 Dr Jerry Chittenden
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: September 2017
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 Alasdair Campbell
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
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 Apostolos Voulgarakis
Computational Neuroscience 7 26 Term 2 Dr Claudia Clopath
Cosmology‌ 7 26 Term 2 Dr Subu Mohanty
Entrepreneurship for Physicists 7 20 Term 2 Dr John Hassard
  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       Prof Ulrik Egede
Updated: September 2017
Year 4 Courses