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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

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Mathematical Physics Yr 1, Core course options

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
A pass in one of these courses is compulsory for progression to Year 2.

If Proofs and Problem Solving is not taken in Year 1, Accelerated Proofs and Problem Solving (MATH08071) must be taken in Year 2.
AND

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

Overarching rule A below applies to students continuing from Year 1. Overarching rule B applies to Direct Entry (POE2) students.

All courses taken under Group A or Group B are compulsory for progression.

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Group A

Select exactly 40 credits in this group.

Mathematical Physics, Yr 2, SVC+DE

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
A pass in this course is compulsory for continuing students to progress to Year 3.
AND

Mathematical Physics Yr 2 Computing options

Select between 10 and 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
A pass in one of these courses is compulsory for progression to Year 3.
AND

Mathematical Physics Yr 2 Maths options

Select between 0 and 10 credits of the following courses
Notes:
If Proofs and Problem Solving (MATH08059) was not taken in year 1, Accelerated Proofs and Problem Solving must be taken. If Proofs and Problem Solving was taken in year 1, Accelerated Proofs and Problem Solving cannot be taken. A pass in either MATH08059 or MATH08071 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 10 credits from Level 7 and 8 courses in Schedules A-Q, T, W and Y
Notes:
Group A applies to continuing students.
OR

Group B

Select exactly 40 credits in this group.

Mathematical Physics Yr 2 Fast-track Maths options

Select exactly 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
These courses are compulsory for all Direct Entry Students (POE2).

Passes in these courses are compulsory for Direct Entry students to progress to Year 3.

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 your Personal Tutor and consulted the Programme Guide: http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/progguides

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Mathemetical Physics JH options

Select exactly 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Physics and Astronomy JH Computational Course Options

Select exactly 10 credits of the following 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

Group A

Select exactly 50 credits in this group.

Mathematical Physics MPhys, SH/IM core courses

Select between 0 and 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
These courses must be followed in either Senior Honours or Integrated Masters year.
AND

Mathematical Physics MPhys, SH/IM Relativity options

Select between 0 and 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
At least one of these courses must be followed in either Senior Honours or Integrated Masters year.
AND

Mathematical and Theoretical Physics, Senior Honours Projects

Select between 0 and 20 credits of the following courses
AND

Mathematical Physics MPhys SH common maths options

Select between 0 and 50 credits of the following courses
Notes:
These are common choices from the School of Mathematics. Further School of Mathematics options are also available (see below).
AND

Physics & Astronomy SH/IM Options - Level 10

Select between 0 and 50 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 50 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 and 11 courses in the School of Mathematics

Select between 0 and 50 credits from Level 10 and 11 courses in the School of Mathematics
Notes:
Level 10 and 11 courses from the School of Mathematics. 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.

Mathematical Physics MPhys, SH/IM core courses

Select between 0 and 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
These courses must be taken, unless they have already been taken in Senior Honours year.
AND

Mathematical Physics MPhys, SH/IM Relativity options

Select between 0 and 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
At least one of these courses must be taken, unless one has already been taken in Senior Honours year.
AND

Mathematical Physics MPhys SH common maths options

Select between 0 and 70 credits of the following courses
Notes:
These are common choices from the School of Mathematics. Further School of Mathematics courses are also available (see below).
AND

Physics & Astronomy SH/IM Options - Level 10

Select between 0 and 70 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 and 11 courses in the School of Mathematics

Select between 0 and 70 credits from Level 10 and 11 courses in the School of Mathematics
Notes:
Level 10 and 11 options from the School of Mathematics. At least 120 credits of Level 11 courses must be taken over Senior Honours and Integrated Masters years.

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