The programme enables you to select an area of physics in which to work and be supervised by a member of your chosen research group within the School. The subject areas available are: biological physics, condensed matter, photon physics, particle physics, nuclear physics, nonlinear and liquid crystal physics, and theoretical physics. The programme for each student will be constructed to match your selected subject area and will include lectures and a research topic designed to aid understanding of that area of physics together with a range of skills training which focuses on the needs of physics research.
A range of specialist and more general lecture units in physics are available for study. In addition to attending lectures, a research project is undertaken supervisied by a staff member throughout the year. Full time is spent working on the project unless attending lectures. A dissertation will be submitted at the year-end. The programme provides training useful both in industry and research.