Imperial College London

Course Modules

Year 1: Electricity and magnetism; electronics; mathematics; mechanics; measurement and errors; professional skills (first year seminars); physics laboratory 1; physics project; quantum physics; relativity; structure of matter; vibrations and waves. Year 2: Applications of quantum mechanics; electromagnetism; electrons in solids; mathematics; optics; physics laboratory 2; professional skills 2; quantum mechanics; thermodynamics; statistics of measurement; statistical physics. Year 3: Atomic and molecular physics; comprehensive physics (tutorial'based); nuclear and particle physics; physics laboratory 3; physics project; professional skills 3; solid state physics. Year 4: Research project (in a research group); research interfaces.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time
MSci (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher AAA
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAAAAA
  • GCE A-level A*A*A
  • European Baccalaureate 85%
  • International Baccalaureate 39
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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91% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 91%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 93%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 98%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

83% Go on to work and/or study

In work 38
Studying 42
Studying and working 3
Unemployed 12
Unknown 5

43% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 61%

Total Coursework: 30%

Total Practical: 9%

£2,994 - £9,221
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,335 - £11,475
Typical cost of private accommodation