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3-4 years

Course Description


Physics at Imperial covers a broad range of topics in both fundamental and applied physics.

All of the physics courses follow the same core curriculum for the first two years. This gives you a good grounding in physics, mathematics and experimental methods, and prepares you for advanced study in later years. Topics include:

  • Mathematics
  • Mechanics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Quantum physics
  • Relativity
  • Optics
  • Thermodynamics
A wide range of optional modules is available as you progress through the course, many of which are directly linked to the research of our nine internationally-recognized research groups so you’ll be learning at the very cutting edge of the subject. Research in our Department has contributed to ground-breaking discoveries in many different fields, from astrophysics to quantum optics and laser science.

This freedom to tailor the course to your interests allows you to continue with a broad physics education or specialize in a particular area such as theoretical physics or plasma physics. Current areas covered in year three include:
  • Astrophysics
  • Medical imaging
  • Plasma physics
  • Cosmology
  • Laser technology
  • X-rays and ultrasound
  • Nuclear diagnostics and MRI
All courses include a substantial final-year project, usually within one of our research groups.


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