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MPhys Third Year - Semester 6 (16/17)

MPhys 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

Core

Options [1]

Physics

All (4) from list 6C

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

Physics with Astrophysics

PHYS30392, PHYS40692 + 2 from list 6C

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

Physics with Theoretical Physics

×

PHYS40202(M), PHYS30672(M), PHYS40352 + 2 from list 6C

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

Physics with Philosophy

1 Philosophy Option (20 credits), PHYS41702 + 2 from list 6C

×

Mathematics and Physics[3]

Strand A

*

(see Core)

3 from (list 6C or PHYS40202(M) or Lab)

30 credits of Mathematics Options (3 x 10 level 3, or 2 x 15 level 4)

Strand B

×

MATH36032, PHYS40202(M) and PHYS40222

30 credits of Mathematics Options (3 x 10 level 3, or 2 x 15 level 4)

Notes:

[1] See S5 note [1]

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

[3] Mathematics and Physics: See S5 note [3]. Note that by the end of year 4, you must have taken at least 120 credits of level 4 course units. Any level 4 credits taken in year 3 count towards that total, and to give you some choice of level 3 options in year 4, you are advised to take at least 20 credits of level 4 course units in S6.

[4] Provisional MPhys: Any student whose MPhys registration is provisional (usually because they did not achieve 55% in year 2), and whose programme is changed to BSc in February, should take the BSc Dissertation (PHYS30880) in weeks 7-12 of S6, in place of one S6 physics or outside option course unit.

Additional Core and Options

PHYS30672(M)

Mathematical Methods for Physics

PHYS40202(M)

Advanced Quantum Mechanics

PHYS40692(A)

Stars and Stellar Evolution

PHYS41702

Physics and Reality

MATH36032

Problem Solving by Computer

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)

PHYS30392(A)

Cosmology

PHYS40222

Particle Physics

PHYS40322

Nuclear Physics

PHYS40352

Solid State Physics

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

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

MATH35012(M)

Waves

External Option List 6E (2):

ECON20090

Operational Research 1 (S5 & S6)

ECON20342

Business Economics 1B

HSTM20282

The Information Age

MATH20302(M)

Propositional Logic

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.