This interesting and challenging degree program investigates the connection between physics and philosophy. In physics, students encounter fundamental elements of physics, including relativity, quantum mechanics, fields and waves, electromagnetism and nuclear physics. The study of philosophy helps develop understanding of reality and our knowledge of it, as well as develops skills in reasoning and arguments.
Year 1 examples of modules: Fields, waves and matter; mathematics and mechanics; thermal physics; methodology or introductory logic; Greek or modern; metaphysics or epistemology; ethics or politics. Year 2 examples of modules: Modern physics; mathematical methods in physics (joint Honours); electromagnetism; Greek philosophy II (part I); Greek philosophy II (part 2). Year 3 examples of modules: Projects; statistical mechanics; spectroscopy and quantum mechanics; 19th century continental philosophy; 20th century continental philosophy; advanced logic modules.
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees|
|BSc (Hons)||£21,750 Academic year. First year overseas fees|
|BSc (Hons)||£9,000 Academic year. First year home fees|
- GCE A-level A*AB-AAA
- SQA Higher
- Irish Leaving Certificates AAAABB
- European Baccalaureate 80%
- International Baccalaureate 35
- SQA Advanced Higher AA
- Course specific
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
- BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma
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Total Written: 65%
Total Coursework: 33%
Total Practical: 1%