If you are passionate about how things work and enjoy scientific experiments and mathematics, you should study physics – the study of the universe, from the largest galaxies to matter itself.
Physics and technologies developed by physicists play a major role in chemistry, biology, medicine, electronics, geology, and in the applied fields of optics, nanotechnology, computer science and engineering.
Students may specialise in either astrophysics, physics, science education (physics route), applied maths and physics (joint honours), or maths and physics (joint honours).
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Course aims to produce graduates with a strong Physics Background but with a specialist knowledge of Astrophysics see college site for details. Our students have an excellent track record in both career development following graduation and in postgraduate study