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School of Physics and Astronomy

First Year - Semester 2 (16/17)

First Year - Semester 2

MPhys/BSc programmes (These are the same in Y1 and Y2).

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.

Programme

PHYS10302

PHYS10342

PHYS10352

PHYS10372

Lab.

Additional Core

Option

Physics

×

See List

Physics with Astrophysics

PHYS10672(M) or

PHYS10692

×

Physics with Study in Europe

Language Course

×

Physics with Theoretical Physics

×

PHYS10672(M)

See List

Physics with Philosophy

×

PHIL10622 (20 credits)

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Mathematics and Physics[1]

×

×

MATH10212 (15 credits)

MATH11222

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Additional Core

PHYS10672(M)

Advanced Dynamics

PHYS10692

Physics of the Solar System

MATH10212

Linear Algebra (15 credits)

MATH11222

Calculus & Applications

PHIL10622

Introduction to Metaphysics and Epistemology (20 credits)

Physics Core Courses

PHYS10302

Vibrations and Waves

PHYS10342

Electricity and Magnetism

PHYS10352

Properties of Matter

PHYS10372

Mathematics 2

PHYS10180

First Year Laboratory, including:

PHYS10180E

Digital Electronics

PHYS10182C

Circuits

Additional Programme Information

1. Mathematics and Physics: See programme information in semester 1.

S2 Options List

Students with an option choose 1 course from the following and are responsible for checking that they fulfil any course pre-requisites and that any external options don't clash with physics core.

Physics Option List 2

PHYS10622

Physics of Energy Sources

PHYS10672(M)

Advanced Dynamics

PHYS10692

Physics of the Solar System

External Option List 2E

EART10272

Introduction to Planetary Science

ECON10042

Macroeconomic Principles

ECON10082

The UK Economy : Macroeconomics

LEAP

Taking a foreign language will be advised by the Language Teaching Centre of their lecture/ tutorial arrangements in semester 2

( http://www.ulc.manchester.ac.uk/languages/leap/ ).

BMAP

Business and Management options (see section 6.6), ( http://courseunits.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/Undergraduate/Manchester-Business-School ).

Tutorials and Workshops (Refer to semester 1)

Vacation Essay (part of PHYS20811 Professional Skills)

All students are required to write a physics essay during the summer vacation to be handed in at the start of the first teaching week of their

second year. Titles will be circulated by the year tutor after Easter.