Throughout the BSc Theoretical Physics, MPhys course offered at University of Leeds you will study mathematics with emphasis on both application and rigour, overlapping with mainstream mathematics students. You will cover concepts and techniques that you will apply to physics, together with a range of more advanced ideas that are essential to professional theoretical physicists.
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You will start the course by gaining a solid grounding in all aspects of physics and mathematics covering a broad range of topics. Core subjects of the programme include quantum theory and quantum field theory, special and general relativity, nuclear and particle physics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, real and complex analysis, vector calculus, differential equations.You have options that allow you to explore your own interests, but also take some courses in common with students on other physics and mathematical degree programmes.
Specialist topics, from photonics through to the philosophy of modern physics, are drawn from the research interests of the Schools of Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics, and Philosophy.In your final year, you choose advanced options from a wide range of modules in both physics and mathematics. In addition, you will choose either to extend your understanding of current theoretical physics by carrying out a critical literature review or to gain experience of actual research by undertaking a project. The literature review can deal with leading-edge topics such as string theory or quantum computing. The research project is related to the School’s research interests in theoretical physics, such as liquid state physics, gauge fields, knots and polymers, biological membranes and quantum information.
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