First Year  Semester 1 (16/17)
First Year  Semester 1
MPhys/BSc programmes (These are the same in Y1 and Y2).
Students take 60 credits per semester ^{[1]} as specified below. All courses are 10 credits unless otherwise indicated.
Courses marked with (M) require a higher than average aptitude for maths.
Programme 
PHYS10071 
PHYS10121 
Lab. 
Additional Core 
Option 

Physics 
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See List 
Physics with Astrophysics 
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× 
See List 
Physics with Study in Europe 
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Language Course^{[2]} 
× 
Physics with Theoretical Physics 
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√ not 10180E 
PHYS10471(M) 
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Physics with Philosophy 
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√ not 10180E, incl 10181B & 10181L 
PHIL10021 (20 credits) 
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Mathematics and Physics 
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√ not 10180E, incl 10181B & 10181L 
MATH10111 (15 credits) MATH10121 (20 credits) 
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Additional Core 

PHYS10471(M) 
Random Processes in Physics 
Sets, Numbers & Functions (15 credits) 

Calculus and Vectors (20 credits) 

Values We Live By (20 credits) 
Physics Core Courses 

Mathematics 1 

Dynamics 

Quantum Physics and Relativity 

Introduction to Astrophysics and Cosmology 

First Year Laboratory (Double unit S1 & S2, 20 credits): 

First Year Laboratory 

Including: 

Computing and Data Analysis 

Digital Electronics 

Special Topics in Physics 

Light and Optics (Philosophy and Mathematics and Physics) 
Additional Programme Information
1. Mathematics and Physics: Students take 65 credits in semester 1 and 55 credits in semester 2.
2. Physics with Study in Europe: Students take a language course appropriate in level to their initial knowledge of the language. LEAP courses (see section 6.5) are 10 credits in S1 and 10 credits in S2. Students in Physics with Study in Europe who begin with limited language skills may have to do extra work to reach the appropriate level by the end of first year. Students who have already reached the appropriate standard will be excused the language course and will be required to choose alternative course units.
S1 Options List
Students with an option choose 1 course from the following and are responsible for checking that they fulfil any course prerequisites and that any external options don't clash with physics core.
Physics Option List 1 

Physics in Everyday Life 

PHYS10471(M) 
Random Processes in Physics 
External Option List 1E 

Planet Earth 

Microeconomic Principles 

The UK Economy: Microeconomics 

Science and the Modern World 
Study of a foreign language as a double option (studied in semester 1 and 2) (LEAP  see section 6.5) may be taken by first year students on the Physics programme ( http://www.ulc.manchester.ac.uk/languages/leap/ ).
BMAP
Business and Management Options (see section 6.6) ( http://courseunits.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/Undergraduate/ManchesterBusinessSchool )
Tutorials and Workshops
All students (except Mathematics and Physics) have 2 tutorials, plus a 2 hour workshop, each week in both semesters. Physics with Philosophy students will be told about tutorial arrangements in Philosophy by the School of Social Sciences. Mathematics and Physics students attend 1 physics tutorial each week, and 1 hour of workshop in semester 2.