Physics addresses the meaning of everything.
From quantum information and grand unified theory to dark matter and high energy particle physics, this subject can take you anywhere.
Over the course of this four-year MPhys degree, you will explore the building blocks of matter and the vastness of the cosmos.
Intended primarily for those wishing to become professional physicists, our MPhys is broadly comparable with other European physics degrees.
You will learn how fundamental physics is applied across different disciplines and how it connects to new advances in engineering, medicine and mathematics.
Advanced subjects in your final year will challenge you at the highest intellectual level.
Studying physics at Swansea University gives you access to genuinely world-leading teaching and cutting edge facilities.
The MPhys will distinguish you as a committed, ambitious and talented physicist.
If you don’t have the necessary entry requirements to enter on to the first year of a degree, you may be offered a place on a degree course with an integrated foundation year.
Why Physics at Swansea?
Physics at Swansea University is a widely admired subject area which attracts students from far and wide.
Physics at Swansea is ranked:
7th in the UK (The Guardian University Guide, 2020).
Top in the UK for student satisfaction (The Guardian 2020, The Times/Sunday Times University Guide 2019, The Complete University Guide, 2020).
Ranked 2nd in the UK for teaching (The Guardian University Guide, 2020).
Top in the UK for research intensity (The Complete University Guide, 2020).
Swansea University holds a TEF Gold Award, UK Government recognition of excellence in higher education teaching.
Your Physics Experience
A flexibly structured degree path means you have the opportunity to study abroad for a year or work in the industry for a year, either locally, nationally or overseas.
Daily contact with approachable teaching staff will shape your studies. You will be taught by world-leading scientists through lectures, laboratory work, feedback sessions, projects and small group sessions.
Research links with CERN and the anti-matter work of the ALPHA Collaboration ensure that teaching is informed by the latest research. They may also give you the chance to undertake a final year Masters project at CERN in Geneva.
Our Physics Society was voted the best Physics Society in the UK at the University Student Networks Annual Societies Forum 2017.
Swansea University was named University of the Year in the 2019 Whatuni Student Choice Awards for the second time in five years. As well as being crowned University of the Year, Swansea University took the top spot in the International category and placed top three in the Postgraduate, and Course and Lecturers categories. The Whatuni Student Choice Awards are voted for entirely by students, with more than 41,000 reviews and comments submitted from more than 160 UK institutions.
In the prestigious Guardian University Guide 2021, we are placed 24th in the UK and have won the Welsh University of the Year title for the second time in three years, cementing our position as Wales’ leading higher education institution.
We place our students at the heart of everything. As a result, we achieved a gold rating, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and are ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for 2020.
Our stunning waterfront campuses make us a desirable location for students and staff from around the world, and our multicultural community provides a global perspective, enabling those who join us to develop skills and knowledge that set them on successful and enriching careers.