# Physics

## Undergraduate courses starting in 2022

From the discovery of the Higgs boson to the observation of gravitational waves or the development of quantum computing, physics is at the heart of some of the greatest discoveries of our age.

At Bath, our courses explore the fundamental laws underpinning the universe, from subatomic to cosmological scales. You’ll develop a strong understanding of the underlying theories of physics combined with practical experience from lab sessions, projects, mathematical modelling and computer simulations.

### Add to your experience with a placement year, study year abroad or a research placement

All our physics courses include the option of a placement year or study year abroad. We offer full support for your application and have links with many well-known companies in the UK and abroad, and overseas universities. Some courses also include a research placement in the final year, giving you the opportunity to spend six months in a leading national or international research institution.

### Course options

We offer four physics courses at Bath, with each available as a BSc or an MPhys:

**Physics**is our broadest degree and gives you the opportunity to explore a wide range of areas from subatomic particles to the formation of new galaxies.**Mathematics and Physics**is for you if you enjoy and excel at pure mathematics and want to apply that to the study of physics. You'll be able to master the logic, rigour and proof of mathematics alongside the universal principles of physics.**Physics with Astrophysics**enables you to apply the full breadth of physics to a wide range of astrophysical phenomena from star formation to black hole growth and the expansion of the Universe.**Physics with Theoretical Physics**is for you if you want to study a broad physics degree with less emphasis on experimental laboratories and a stronger focus on theoretical, mathematical and computational aspects of physics.

Watch course videos and find out all about living and studying at Bath by visiting our Physics Virtual Experience page.

# Courses

# Mathematics and Physics BSc/MSci

- Mathematics and Physics BSc (Hons) – 4 years including placement year
- Mathematics and Physics BSc (Hons) – 4 years including study year abroad
- Mathematics and Physics BSc (Hons) – 3 years
- Mathematics and Physics MSci (Hons) – 5 years including placement year
- Mathematics and Physics MSci (Hons) – 5 years including study year abroad
- Mathematics and Physics MSci (Hons) – 4 years

# Physics BSc/MPhys

- Physics BSc (Hons) – 4 years including placement year
- Physics BSc (Hons) – 4 years including study year abroad
- Physics BSc (Hons) – 3 years
- Physics MPhys (Hons) – 5 years including placement year
- Physics MPhys (Hons) – 5 years including placement year and research placement
- Physics MPhys (Hons) – 5 years including study year abroad
- Physics MPhys (Hons) – 5 years including study year abroad and research placement
- Physics MPhys (Hons) – 4 years
- Physics MPhys (Hons) – 4 years including research placement

# Physics with Astrophysics BSc/MPhys

- Physics with Astrophysics BSc (Hons) – 4 years including placement year
- Physics with Astrophysics BSc (Hons) – 4 years including study year abroad
- Physics with Astrophysics BSc (Hons) – 3 years
- Physics with Astrophysics MPhys (Hons) – 5 years including placement year
- Physics with Astrophysics MPhys (Hons) – 5 years including placement year and research placement
- Physics with Astrophysics MPhys (Hons) – 5 years including study year abroad
- Physics with Astrophysics MPhys (Hons) – 5 years including study year abroad and research placement
- Physics with Astrophysics MPhys (Hons) – 4 years
- Physics with Astrophysics MPhys (Hons) – 4 years including research placement

# Physics with Theoretical Physics BSc/MPhys

- Physics with Theoretical Physics BSc (Hons) – 4 years including placement year
- Physics with Theoretical Physics BSc (Hons) – 4 years including study year abroad
- Physics with Theoretical Physics BSc (Hons) – 3 years
- Physics with Theoretical Physics MPhys (Hons) – 5 years including placement year
- Physics with Theoretical Physics MPhys (Hons) – 5 years including placement year and research placement
- Physics with Theoretical Physics MPhys (Hons) – 5 years including study year abroad
- Physics with Theoretical Physics MPhys (Hons) – 5 years including study year abroad and research placement
- Physics with Theoretical Physics MPhys (Hons) – 4 years
- Physics with Theoretical Physics MPhys (Hons) – 4 years including research placement

# Find out more

Students and graduates talk about their experiences of studying physics at Bath.

# Rankings

Some of our awards, accolades and league table rankings.

Top 10 for physics and astronomy in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021