Physics & Astrophysics Course Information for Current Students

‌This page contains important information and documents for current students

Student Project Documents

General Documents


Handbooks

The Safety Handbook for Undergraduates is required reading for all our Physics and Astrophysics students.

Handbooks are you first point of information if you have questions regarding your physics/astrophysics course. They are provided here in PDF format.


Timetables

Semester 1 Level 4 CH 2018-19 Semester 2 Level 4 DH 2017-18
Semester 1 Level 4 SH 2018-19 Semester 2 Level 4 SH 2017-18
Semester 1 Level 5 CH 2018-19 Semester 2 Level 5 2017-18
Semester 1 Level 5 SH 2018-19  
Semester 1 Level 6 2018-19 Semester 2 Level 6 2017-18

Course Resources

      Two textbooks in particular provide an essential basis for large parts of the whole first year in all Combined Honours and Single Honours courses:

      In Semester 2, one of the modules in common to all Physics, Astrophysics, Combined Honours and Single Honours programmes additionally uses

      Finally, if you are studying either Combined Honours Astrophysics or Single Honours Physics with Astrophysics, there is a further basic text in Semester 2:

  • Fundamental Astronomyby H. Karttunen, P. Kroger, H. Oja, M. Poutanen & K. Donner (Springer-Verlag, 2017; 6th ed., ISBN 978-3662530443)

Module Resources

List of modules and titles, you can find details of the modules using the Module Catalogue. Teaching Resources for modules are on the KLE


Modules Title
Electives

phy-10027

The Solar System 

phy-10026

Stars and the Universe 

Year 1
Physics Level 4  

phy-10020

Oscillations & Waves

phy-10021

Electricity and Magnetism

phy-10022   

Mechanics, Gravity and Relativity (and Mathematics)

phy-10024

Nature of Matter 

phy-10028

Scientific Writing

phy-10030

Scientific Practice

phy-10031

Instumentation Physics

phy-10032   

Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Astrophysics Level 4  

phy-10020   

Oscillations & Waves

phy-10022

Mechanics, Gravity and Relativity (and Mathematics)

phy-10023

Electricity and Stellar Structure 

phy-10024

Nature of Matter

phy-10028   

Scientific Programming

phy-10029

Introduction to Astronomy and Stellar Structure

phy-10030

Scientific Practice

phy-10032

Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Year 2
Physics Level 5  

phy-20006

Quantum Mechanics 

phy-20009   

Nuclear and Particle Physics

phy-20026

Statistical Mechanics and Solid State 

phy-20027

Optics and Thermodynamics 

phy-20029

Radiation Physics

phy-20030   

Numerical Methods

phy-20032

Mathematical Physics

phy-20033   

Applied Physics and Emerging Technologies

Astrophysics Level 5  

phy-20002

Stellar Astrophysics 

phy-20006

Quantum Mechanics 

phy-20026

Statistical Mechanics and Solid State 

phy-20027

Optics and Thermodynamics 

phy-20028      

Galaxies

phy-20030   

Numerical Methods

phy-20032

Mathematical Physics

phy-20033   

Applied Physics and Emerging Technologies

Year 3
Dual Physics Level 6  

phy-30007

Physics Project 

phy-30012

Electromagnetism 

Dual Astrophysics Level 6

phy-30012

Electromagnetism 

phy-30006

Astrophysics Group Project and Science Communication 

Level 6 Option list  

phy-30001

Cosmology 

phy-30003

Compact Objects 

phy-30009

Quantum Physics of Atoms and Molecules 

phy-30010

Polymer Physics 

phy-30024

Binary Stars 

phy-30025

Life and the Universe 

phy-30026

Computational Methods in Physics and Astrophysics 

phy-30027

Data Analysis and Model Testing 

phy-30029

Quantum Mechanics II 

phy-30030

Physics of Fluids 

phy-30031

Atmospheric Physics 

phy-30032

Plasma Physics 

phy-30033      

Particle Physics & Accelerators

Major Physics Level 6  

phy-30007

Physics Project 

phy-30012

Electromagnetism 

phy-30015

Dissertation and Communication Skills 

Major Astrophysics Level 6
 

phy-30012

Electromagnetism 

phy-30006

Astrophysics Group Project and Science Communication 

phy-30017

Dissertation 

Physics/Astrophysics Staff-Student Voice Committee

The Physics and Astrophysics Staff-Student Voice Committee meets at least once per semester to keep under review all academic and administrative matters relating degree programmes in these subjects. These matters include concerns raised by students and consideration of the responses to student evaluation questionnaires. The committee reports back to the students, the Physics and Astrophysics Teaching Committee and for strategic matters to the Physics and Astrophysics Teaching and Learning Committee.

Membership

Chair : Dr Mahendrasingam.

Student / Academic Representatives

Staff

 

Dr A Mahendrasingam

Programme Leader

Dr Jacco van Loon

Year Tutor (first year)

Dr Joana Oliveira

Year Tutor (second year)

Dr Pierre Maxted

Year Tutor (third year)

Mrs Trish Pointon

Committee Secretary

Level 4

 

Leah Murnaghan 

Astrophysics AND Mathematics

Adam Threlfall   

Computer Science AND Physics

Amy Wilde   

Physics with Astrophysics

Level 5:

 

Max Aldous

Astrophysics AND Economics

Joseph Beddows   

Mathematics AND Physics

Matthew Cockayne 

Physics

Abdulkarim Moallim

Physics

Level 6:

 

Kurt Foster

Physics WITH Mathematics

Janani Iyengar  

Astrophysics WITH Geology

Bethany Johnson

Physics WITH Forensic Science

Charlie Wimmer

Astrophysics WITH Environmental Science