Acquire a deep insight into modern theories of nature using powerful mathematical techniques. This degree will provide you with the necessary mathematical language to be able to describe, analyse and predict natural phenomena. Final year modules include classical and quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and relativity, fluid dynamics and partial differential equations.
You will be lectured by world-leading researchers in theoretical physics, who have strong links to CERN, the European Light Infrastructure, and the UK’s Central Laser Facility. As such a particular highlight of the degree is the choice of project modules in which you can work with our researchers to explore aspects of modern physics in depth.
This is one of the suite of mathematics undergraduate degrees that we offer. You can find out more about the various options at the link below.
Which mathematics degree is right for me?
- Study the foundation of modern theoretical physics in modules such as Classical and Quantum Mechanics, and Electrodynamics and Relativity.
- Learn from world-leading researchers in theoretical physics, who will show you how the mathematics you study underpins and connects directly to modern research topics at the frontiers of physics; your first year course in linear algebra, for example, is taught by a collaborator of a 2018 Nobel Prize winner.
- Carry out an in-depth final year project in theoretical physics on topics such as quantum computers, black holes, teleportation or the quark model, supervised by a leading academic: our theoretical physicists have research connections across the globe, including at CERN and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
- Whenour newengineering and design facility is launched, students in engineering,science and the arts will have access to a range of specialist equipment andinnovative laboratories.
- Learn high-level programming skills and master industry software including Python, R and parallel programming on a supercomputer.
- Increase your employability with an optional, paid, industry placement between the second and final years.
- Progress, like our previous graduates, into careers in research, work in the Met Office, GCHQ, finance, industry and medicine or postgraduate degrees in applied mathematics and theoretical physics.