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BSc Third Year - Semester 5 (16/17)

BSc Third Year - Semester 5

Students take 60 credits per semester as specified below. All courses are 10 credits unless otherwise indicated.

Courses marked with (M) require a higher than average aptitude for maths. [Courses marked (M) or (A) may count towards the MPhys fourth year requirements for Physics with Theoretical Physics or Astrophysics respectively, see MPhys 4th year syllabus]

Programme

PHYS30101 or

PHYS30201(M)

PHYS30121

PHYS30151

Lab or [2]

Dissertation

Option [1] or

Additional core

Physics

√√

1 from list 5 or 5(2) or 5E(2) or 5E(3)

Physics with Astrophysics

√√

PHYS20401 or PHYS30511

Physics with Theoretical Physics

PHYS30201(M)

(Lab & Dissertation))

PHYS30471(M) or MATH35001(M) or PHYS30441(M)

Physics with Philosophy

PHYS30101

(Lab)

1 Philosophy Option

(20 credits)

Mathematics and Physics

PHYS30101 or PHYS30201(M) or PHYS30441(M)

×

PHYS20161,

20 credits of Mathematics Options [3]

[1] You may not take more than 30 credits of external options, nor more than 20 credits of level 2 options, in year 3.

[2] Laboratory. Each indicates 10 credits, either a 6 week lab experiment (PHYS30180/30280) or a 6 week BSc project (PHYS30880). In semester 5 and semester 6 Physics and Physics with Astrophysics students do two lab experiments and a BSc Dissertation. The timing will depend on the dissertation chosen.

[3] Maths options for Maths/Physics students can be found at: http://www.physics.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-courses/matphysjoint

Additional Core and Options

PHYS20161

Introduction to Programming for Physicists

PHYS20401

Lagrangian Dynamics

PHYS30441(M)

Electrodynamics

PHYS30471(M)

Introduction to Nonlinear Physics

PHYS30511

Nuclear Fusion and Astrophysical Plasmas

MATH35001(M)

Viscous Fluid Flow

Physics Core Courses

PHYS30101

Applications of Quantum Physics or

PHYS30201(M)

Mathematical Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics

PHYS30121

Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics

PHYS30151

Thermal Physics of Bose and Fermi Gases

PHYS30180

Third Year Laboratory (Double Unit 20 credits)

PHYS30280

Third Year Laboratory

PHYS30880

BSc Dissertation


S5 Options List

Students with an option or options choose from the following courses and are responsible for checking that they fulfil any course pre-requisites.

Physics Options List 5:

PHYS30141

Electromagnetic Radiation

PHYS30441(M)

Electrodynamics

PHYS30471(M)

Introduction to Nonlinear Physics

PHYS30511(A)

Nuclear Fusion and Astrophysical Plasmas

PHYS30611

Lasers and Photonics

EART30351

Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics

MATH35001(M)

Viscous Fluid Flow

External Option List (level 3) 5E (3):

MATH34001

Applied Complex Analysis

(May not be taken if PHYS20672 has been taken)

MCEL30001

Tools and Techniques for Enterprise

Physics Options from Y2 List 5 (2):

PHYS20401(M)

Lagrangian Dynamics

External Option List (level 2) 5E (2):

ECON20341

Business Economics 1A

LEAP

Study of a foreign language as a double option (studied in S5 and S6) (see section 6.5) may be taken, but the course should normally be Level 2 or above ( http://www.ulc.manchester.ac.uk/languages/leap/ ).

University College

Options offered through the University College may be taken, if the timetable does not clash with physics core, including laboratory. See section 6.7 ( http://www.college.manchester.ac.uk/courseunits/ )

Example Classes

In semester 5 all students attend two examples classes each week to cover core courses.