Students opting for the School of Mathematics maths courses are strongly advised to take Proofs and Problem Solving (MATH08059) as part of their 40 credits of options.
Year 2
Academic year: 2024/25,
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.
You should meet with your Academic Advisor in Welcome Week to confirm your selection of optional courses.
Compulsory courses
You must take these courses
Course options
Group A
Select exactly 50 credits in this group.
Theoretical Physics, Year 2, Core Maths Options Continuing Students
Select between 10 and 30 credits
of the following courses
Notes:
Direct Entry (PoE2) students must take 'Physics and Mathematics for Direct Entry' and 'Linear Algebra and Several Variable Calculus'
Continuing students who have taken 'Mathematics for Physics 1+2' in first year should normally follow 'Linear Algebra and Several Variable Calculus'.
Continuing students who have taken School of Mathematics courses in first year should normally follow 'Several Variable Calculus and Differential Equations'.
A pass in LASVC or SVCDE or (LASVC & MPDE) as appropriate is compulsory for progression to Year 3.
AND
Level 7 and 8 courses in Schedules A to Q, S, T, W and Y
Year 3
Academic year: 2024/25,
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.
You should meet with your Academic Advisor in Welcome Week to confirm your selection of optional courses.
Compulsory courses
You must take these courses
Course options
Theoretical Physics, JH, Quantum 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: 2024/25,
Starting in: August
Notes:
You should meet with your Academic Advisor in Welcome Week to confirm your selection of optional courses.
Compulsory courses
You must take these courses
Course options
Group A
Select exactly 60 credits in this group.
Physics & Astronomy: Quantum Physics
Select between 0 and 10 credits
of the following courses
Notes:
This course must be taken by students who took Quantum Mechanics (PHYS09053) in Year 3. It cannot be followed by students who took Principles of Quantum Mechanics (PHYS10094) in Year 3.
AND
Theoretical Physics MPhys, SH core options
Select between 20 and 60 credits
of the following courses
Notes:
At least 50 credits of these courses, including Statistical Physics, Methods of Mathematical Physics, and General Relativity, must be taken over Senior Honours and Integrated Masters years.
AND
Mathematical and Theoretical Physics, Senior Honours Projects
Select between 10 and 20 credits
of the following courses
AND
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 40 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
Year 5
Academic year: 2024/25,
Starting in: August
Notes:
You should meet with your Academic Advisor in Welcome Week to confirm your selection of optional courses.
Compulsory courses
You must take these courses
Course options
Group A
Select exactly 70 credits in this group.
Theoretical Physics MPhys, IM year core courses
Select between 0 and 30 credits
of the following courses
Notes:
These courses must be taken unless they have already been taken in Senior Honours year.
AND
Theoretical Physics MPhys, IM year, core options
Select between 0 and 40 credits
of the following courses
Notes:
At least 20 credits of these courses must be taken over Senior Honours and Integrated Masters years.
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