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:
- Quantum physics
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:
- Medical imaging
- Plasma physics
- 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.