Our Programme Specifications are important documents for all undergraduate students. They are updated every year for each new cohort of students. As a rule, students should view the version that matches their year of entry and their degree programme.

The documents will include:

  • an overview of the programme
  • learning outcomes
  • a year-by-year breakdown of each degree’s structure
  • teaching and learning methods
  • list of available modules, including electives (the modules on offer can occasionally change over time)
  • assessment types
  • progression and classification rules
  • details of accreditation

Programme Specifications for the 2020-21 year of entry cohort will be published here in August.

This page was last updated 04.06.20.

Programme Specifications tabs

2019 Entry

Programme Specifications

Programme specifications for 2019-20 entry can be found on the Quality Assurance section of Imperial's website. Please scroll down to Faculty of the Natural Sciences.


2018 Entry

Programme Specifications

Programme specifications for 2018-19 entry can be found on the Quality Assurance section of Imperial's website. Please scroll down to Faculty of the Natural Sciences.

These documents were written before a number of changes were implemented.

  • Horizons are 7.5 ECTS and not 6 ECTS as shown in the 2018-19 programme specs.
  • Old style module codes are shown. You can find the new, correct codes on our master module page.
  • Physics FHEQ 5 modules (Environmental Physics, Maths Methods and Sun, Stars and Planets) and Communicating Phyiscs are worth 5 ECTS from 2020-21.
  • Communicating Physics is a FHEQ 5 module from 2020-21.

2017 Entry

Programme Specifications

F300 - BSc Physics 
F303 - MSci Physics 
F309 - MSci Physics with a Year in Europe
F325 - BSc Physics with Theoretical Physics
F390 - MSci Physics with Theoretical Physics
F3W3 - BSc Physics and Music Performance

These documents were written before a number of changes were implemented.

  • Horizons are 7.5 ECTS and not 6 ECTS as shown in the 2017-18 programme specs.
  • Old style module codes are shown. You can find the new, correct codes on our master module page.
  • Computational Neuroscience is no longer available as a standard option. It could be available as a non-standard option, but the Physics Department will not know how many spaces are available until September 2020.

2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015entry

2012

Programme Specifications

F300 - BSc Physics 
F303 - MSci Physics 
F309 - MSci Physics with a Year in Europe
F325 - BSc Physics with Theoretical Physics
F390 - MSci Physics with Theoretical Physics
F3W3 - BSc Physics and Music Performance
F3XC - BSc Physics with Science Education
F3XD - MSci Physics with Science Education
Appendix 1 F303/F390 (2012 entry) - uploaded June 2016
Appendix 1 F309 (2012 entry) - uploaded June 2016
Physics Scheme For Honours‌

ECTS Assignments

These files show the weighting and ECTS breakdown of each degree programme.

BSc Physics and BSc Theory
MSci Physics and MSci Theory
MSci Physics with Year in Europe
BSc Physics and Music Performance
BSc Physics with Science Education
MSci Physics with Science Education (not available until October 2015)

 2013

Programme Specifications

F300 - BSc Physics 
F303 - MSci Physics 
F309 - MSci Physics with a Year in Europe
F325 - BSc Physics with Theoretical Physics
F390 - MSci Physics with Theoretical Physics
F3W3 - BSc Physics and Music Performance
F3XC - BSc Physics with Science Education
F3XD - MSci Physics with Science Education
Appendix 1 F300/F325 (2013 entry) - uploaded June 2016
Physics Scheme For Honours‌

ECTS Assignments

These files show the weighting and ECTS breakdown of each degree programme.

BSc Physics and BSc Theory
MSci Physics and MSci Theory
MSci Physics with Year in Europe
BSc Physics and Music Performance
BSc Physics with Science Education
MSci Physics with Science Education (not available until October 2015)

 2014

Programme Specifications

F300 - BSc Physics 
F303 - MSci Physics 
F309 - MSci Physics with a Year in Europe
F325 - BSc Physics with Theoretical Physics
F390 - MSci Physics with Theoretical Physics
F3W3 - BSc Physics and Music Performance
F3XC - BSc Physics with Science Education
F3XD - MSci Physics with Science Education
Appendix 1 (2014 entry)
Physics Scheme For Honours‌

ECTS Assignments

These files show the weighting and ECTS breakdown of each degree programme. 

BSc Physics and BSc Theory
MSci Physics and MSci Theory‌
MSci Physics with Year in Europe
BSc Physics and Music Performance
BSc Physics with Science Education
MSci Physics with Science Education (not available until October 2015)

 

2015 Entry

Programme Specifications

F300 - BSc Physics 
F303 - MSci Physics 
F309 - MSci Physics with a Year in Europe
F325 - BSc Physics with Theortical Physics
F390 - MSci Physics with Theortical Physics
F3W3 - BSc Physics and Music Performance
F3XC - BSc Physics with Science Education
F3XD - MSci Physics with Science Education
Appendix 1 (2015 entry)
Physics Scheme For Honours‌

ECTS Assignments

These files show the weighting and ECTS breakdown of each degree programme. 

BSc Physics and BSc Theory
MSci Physics and MSci Theory
MSci Physics with Year in Europe
BSc Physics and Music Performance
BSc Physics with Science Education
MSci Physics with Science Education