BSc/MPhys Physics with an Integrated Foundation Year / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
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Physics with an Integrated Foundation Year is a one-year programme designed to improve your mathematical and scientific understanding and skills to a level where you will be able to start a degree in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in one of the following subject areas:
- Physics, BSc
- Physics, MPhys
- Physics with Astrophysics, BSc
- Physics with Astrophysics, MPhys
- Physics with Philosophy, BSc
- Physics with Philosophy, MPhys
- Physics with Study in Europe, MPhys
- Physics with Theoretical Physics, BSc
- Physics with Theoretical Physics, MPhys
This one-year course provides you with the essential skills and knowledge you need to flourish on Manchester's prestigious Physics degree course. In addition to studying modules in physics and mathematics, you'll study academic skills and ICT (information and communications technology). You'll be taught by our expert physics academics, who will help you develop your understanding of fundamental mathematical and physical principles alongside topics including relativity, quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics. In addition, you will carry out a project in the undergraduate physics labs, all of which will ensure you are ready to seamlessly begin your degree studies upon successful completion of the Foundation year.
Teaching and learning
The programme embraces a variety of approaches to teaching and learning, including lectures, small group tutorials, seminars and project work. Particular strengths are the high level of staff contact and individual learning support, individual pastoral support, project work in natural science-based Departments and associated disciplines within the Faculty.
Your focus is the Foundation Studies Office, where staff provide day to day support. The dedicated Common Room offers you a place to study, prepare coursework, carry out work using the computers, or simply socialise. There is a strong sense of community within the student body and excellent tutorial support. Physics with an Integrated Foundation Year is delivered on the University campus by University staff.
With strong links with the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the environment for study is essentially the same as for undergraduate study on degree programmes in natural science and associated disciplines. You will find that this assists greatly in easing your move into first year of your chosen degree programme on successful completion of the foundation year.
Coursework and assessment
Assessment is based primarily on formal examinations at the end of each semester (in January and June). A smaller proportion of the overall assessment is based on coursework carried out throughout the academic year.
Course units for foundation year
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Information and Communications Technology||FOUN10011||10||Mandatory|
|Foundation Year Project||FOUN10022||10||Mandatory|
|Matter and Energy Phys 1||FOUN10061||10||Mandatory|
|Waves and Particles Phys 3||FOUN10072||10||Mandatory|
|Further Physics Phys 4||FOUN10082||10||Mandatory|
|World of the Electron Phys 2||FOUN10111||10||Mandatory|
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Scholarships and bursaries
Find out more information about equivalent qualifications, and additional scholarships and bursaries which may be available to you.