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School of Physics and Astronomy

BSc Third Year - Semester 6 (16/17)

BSc Third Year - Semester 6

Students take 60 credits per semester. 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

Lab or

Dissertation

Core

Options [1]

Physics

1 from list 6C

4 from list 6C or 6 or 6E(2) or 6E(3)

Physics with Astrophysics

PHYS30392, PHYS40692

3 from list 6C or 6 or 6E(2) or 6E(3)

Physics with Theoretical Physics

×

PHYS30672(M), 1 from list 6C

4 from list 6C or 6 or 6E(2) or 6E(3)

Physics with Philosophy

Dissertation

1 Philosophy Option (20 credits), PHYS41702

1 from list 6C

1 from list 6C or 6

Mathematics and Physics

PHYS30880 or MATH30022

1 from (list 6C or PHYS40202(M))

30 credits of Mathematics Options [3],

1 from (list 6C or 6, or 6E(2), or 6E(3), or PHYS30280)

Notes:

[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] Physics students must have taken PHYS20672 as pre-requisite for MATH31022.

[3] See S5 note [3]

Physics Core Courses

PHYS30180

Third Year Laboratory (wks 1-6 or 7-12) (S5 & S6 20 credits)

PHYS30280

Third Year Laboratory (wks 1-6 or 7-12)

PHYS30880

BSc Dissertation

Additional Core and Options

PHYS30392(A)

Cosmology

PHYS30672(M)

Mathematical Methods for Physics

PHYS40202(M)

Advanced Quantum Mechanics

PHYS40692(A)

Stars and Stellar Evolution

PHYS41702

Physics and Reality

MATH30022

Project


S6 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.


Core for MPhys; list 6C:

PHYS40222

Particle Physics

PHYS40322

Nuclear Physics

PHYS40352

Solid State Physics

PHYS30392(A)

Cosmology

External Option List 6E (2):

ECON20342

Business Economics 1B

HSTM20282

The Information Age

MATH20302(M)

Propositional Logic

Physics Option List 6:

PHYS30632

Physics of Medical Imaging

PHYS30672(M)

Mathematical Methods for Physics

PHYS30732

Physics of Living Processes

PHYS30762

Object-Oriented Programming in C++

PHYS31692(A)

Exoplanets

PHYS40202(M)

Advanced Quantum Mechanics

PHYS40422

Applied Nuclear Physics

PHYS40692(A)

Stars and Stellar Evolution

PHYS40712

Semiconductor Quantum Structures

PHYS41702

Physics and Reality

EART30362

Climate and Energy

MATHS35012(M)

Waves

External Option List 6E (3):

COMP39112

Quantum Computing

EART30232

Comparative Planetology

HSTM31212

The nuclear age: Hiroshima to nuclear terrorism

MATH31022(M)

Analytic Number Theory[2]

MATH39032(M)

Mathematical Modelling of Finance

MCEL30002

Tools and Techniques for Enterprise

MCEL30012

Advanced Technology Enterprise (follow-on from MCEL

30001)

MCEL30022

Interdisciplinary Sustainable Development

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/ )

General Physics Paper

All students sit a General Physics Paper (PHYS30010/30210) in May/ June as part of the final examinations. The questions are based on the core physics units in Year 1, Year 2 and semester 5. See section 2.5.

Examples Classes

In semester 6 students attend two examples classes each week, one covering core courses and one covering general physics