MPhys Third Year  Semester 5 (16/17)
MPhys Third Year  Semester 5
Students take 60 credits 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 4^{th} year syllabus]
Programme 
PHYS30101 or PHYS30201(M) 
PHYS30141 or PHYS30441(M) 
Lab 
Option ^{[1]} or Additional core 

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

Physics with Astrophysics 
√ 
√ 
√ 
√ 
√ 

Physics with Theoretical Physics 
PHYS30201(M) 
√ 
√ 
PHYS30441(M) 
√ 

Physics with Philosophy 
√ 
√ 
√ 
× 
1 Philosophy Option (20 credits) 

Mathematics and Physics^{[3]} 
Strand A 
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√ 
[see col 1] 
× 
20 credits of Mathematics Options 

Strand B 
PHYS30201(M) 
√ 
√ 
PHYS30441(M) 
× 
20 credits of Mathematics Options 
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] Quantum Fast Stream: (PHYS40481 (M) and PHYS40682 (M)). In order to study theoretical particle physics in year 4, it is necessary to take PHYS30201 (M), PHYS30441 (M), PHYS40222 and PHYS40202 (M) in year 3.
[3] Mathematics and Physics students who wish to follow the Quantum Fast Stream (see note [2] above) follow Strand B in S5 and S6. All others follow Strand A in both semesters. Maths options for Maths/Physics students can be found at: http://www.physics.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduatecourses/matphysjoint
[4] Physics with Study in Europe students study abroad during their third year. Students are required to produce a year abroad report; see Section 2.6 for further details.
Additional Core and Options 

Introduction to Programming for Physicists 

Lagrangian Dynamics 

PHYS30471(M) 
Introduction to Nonlinear Physics 
PHYS30511(A) 
Nuclear Fusion and Astrophysical Plasmas 
MATH35001(M) 
Viscous Fluid Flow 
Physics Core Courses 

Applications of Quantum Physics 

PHYS30201(M) 
Mathematical Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics 
Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics 

Electromagnetic Radiation 

Thermal Physics of Bose and Fermi Gases 

Third Year Laboratory (wks 16 or 712) 

(Double Option S5 & S6, 20 credits) 

Third Year Laboratory (wks 16 or 712) 

PHYS30441(M) 
Electrodynamics 
S5 Options List
Students with an option or options choose from the following courses and are responsible for checking that they fulfil any course prerequisites.
Physics Options List 5: 

Electromagnetic Radiation 

PHYS30441(M) 
Electrodynamics 
PHYS30471(M) 
Introduction to Nonlinear Physics 
PHYS30511(A) 
Nuclear Fusion and Astrophysical Plasmas 
Lasers and Photonics 

Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 

MATH35001(M) 
Viscous Fluid Flow 
External Option List (level 3) 5E (3): 

Applied Complex Analysis 

(May not be taken if PHYS20672 has been taken) 

Tools and Techniques for Enterprise 
Physics Options from Y2 List 5 (2): 

PHYS20401(M) 
Lagrangian Dynamics 
External Option List (level 2) 5E (2): 

Business Economics 1A 
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.