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DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2021/2022

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Year 1 Academic year: 2021/22, Starting in: September

Notes:
Before selecting your outside courses, please ensure you have met your Personal Tutor and consulted the Programme Guide: http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/progguides

As an alternative to the mathematics courses, students may take the School of Mathematics courses prescribed for the Year 1 programme of the Theoretical Physics MPhys degree.

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Level 7 and 8 courses in Schedules A-Q, T, W and Y


Year 2 Academic year: 2021/22, Starting in: August

Notes:
Progression to second year requires passes in all first year specified compulsory courses or, for Direct Entry, award of 120 credits by prior learning. This is in addition to the general progression requirement.

Before selecting your outside courses, please ensure you have met your Personal Tutor and consulted the Programme Guide: http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/progguides

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Group A

Select exactly 40 credits in this group.

Physics and Astronomy, Pre-honours 2, Core Physics Courses

Select between 10 and 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Direct Entry (PoE2) students must take 'Classical and Modern Physics'. Continuing students should take 'Modern Physics'.
A pass in one of these courses is compulsory for progression to Year 3.
AND

Physics and Astronomy, Pre-honours 2, Core Maths Courses

Select between 10 and 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Direct Entry (PoE2) students must take 'Algebra and Calculus'. Continuing students should take 'Linear Algebra and Several Variable Calculus'.
A pass in one of these courses is compulsory for progression to Year 3.
AND

Level 7 and 8 courses in Schedules A-Q, T, W and Y

Select between 0 and 20 credits from Level 7 and 8 courses in Schedules A-Q, T, W and Y
Notes:
Students wishing to take Informatics (Schedule O) courses in later years will need to take further Informatics courses here.

Year 3 Academic year: 2021/22, Starting in: August

Notes:
Progression to third year requires passes in all second year specified compulsory courses. This is in addition to the general progression requirement.

Before selecting your outside courses, please ensure you have met you Personal Tutor and consulted the Programme Guide: http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/progguides

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Year 4 Academic year: 2021/22, Starting in: August

Notes:
Before making your course choices, please ensure you have met your Personal Tutor and consulted the Programme Guide: http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/progguides. The Programme Guide gives details and constraints on choice of courses to facilitate advance planning.

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Physics and Astronomy Senior Honours Projects

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
You must select a project from the Computational Physics list (or the Science Education Placement) in accordance with the Senior Honours Project Booklet.
AND

Group A

Select exactly 20 credits in this group.

Physics & Astronomy SH/IM Options - Level 10

Select between 0 and 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Level 10 options for SH/IM students in Physics and Astronomy.

Inclusion in this list does not mean that the timetable allows all optional courses to be taken. Every effort is made when setting the timetable to take into account commonly chosen options, however students should consult the timetable when making their choices: http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/timetables
AND

Physics & Astronomy SH/IM Options - Level 11

Select between 0 and 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Level 11 options for SH/IM students in Physics and Astronomy. At least 120 credits of level 11 courses must be taken over Senior Honours and Integrated Masters years.

Inclusion in this list does not mean that the timetable allows all optional courses to be taken. Every effort is made when setting the timetable to take into account commonly chosen options, however students should consult the timetable when making their choices: http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/timetables
AND

Level 10 courses in the School of Informatics

Select between 0 and 20 credits from Level 10 courses in the School of Informatics
Notes:
Level 10 options from the School of Informatics.
AND

Level 11 courses in the School of Informatics

Select between 0 and 20 credits from Level 11 courses in the School of Informatics
Notes:
Level 11 options from the School of Informatics. At least 120 credits of level 11 courses must be taken over Senior Honours and Integrated Masters years.

Year 5 Academic year: 2021/22, Starting in: August

Notes:
Before making your course choices, please ensure you have met your Personal Tutor and consulted the Programme Guide: http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/progguides. The Programme Guide gives details and constraints on choice of courses to facilitate advance planning.

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Group A

Select exactly 70 credits in this group.

Physics & Astronomy SH/IM Options - Level 10

Select between 0 and 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Level 10 options for SH/IM students in Physics and Astronomy.

Inclusion in this list does not mean that the timetable allows all optional courses to be taken. Every effort is made when setting the timetable to take into account commonly chosen options, however students should consult the timetable when making their choices: http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/timetables
AND

Physics & Astronomy SH/IM Options - Level 11

Select between 0 and 70 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Level 11 options for SH/IM students in Physics and Astronomy. At least 120 credits of level 11 courses must be taken over Senior Honours and Integrated Masters years.

Inclusion in this list does not mean that the timetable allows all optional courses to be taken. Every effort is made when setting the timetable to take into account commonly chosen options, however students should consult the timetable when making their choices: http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/timetables
AND

Level 10 courses in the School of Informatics

Select between 0 and 40 credits from Level 10 courses in the School of Informatics
Notes:
Level 10 options from the School of Informatics.
AND

Level 11 courses in the School of Informatics

Select between 0 and 70 credits from Level 11 courses in the School of Informatics
Notes:
Level 11 options from the School of Informatics. At least 120 credits of level 11 courses must be taken over Senior Honours and Integrated Masters years.

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