5 reasons to study physics
There are many benefits to studying a degree in physics:
1. Explore the universe
For those looking to learn as much as possible about the planet we live on, a physics degree can help you to answer questions about the world, such as where we came from, what will happen to the universe in the future and how we can power our towns and cities sustainably.
2. Tackle global challenges
Physics graduates can use their skills to address the challenges facing the world, from developing green technologies to improving mobile technology.
3. Start an exciting career
Graduates of STEM degrees have skills that employers in a wide variety of industries value highly, such as advanced mathematics skills, thorough research and understanding complex data.
4. Develop key skills
As well as learning about the world and how it works, the complex nature of the degree provides plenty of opportunities to strengthen your problem-solving, research and reasoning skills.
5. Constantly advancing
Physics is a field that is constantly evolving. Theories that were once viewed highly are consistently challenged and replaced with newer ones, thanks to new information and discoveries.
Why study physics at the University of Surrey?
The University of Surrey's Department of Physics is home to a range of excellent research facilities, ensuring Surrey students are at the forefront of the newest discoveries and technologies. The University is also partnered with the National Physical Laboratory, offering distinctive physics courses that reflect the diverse nature of the subject.
Degrees at the University include flexible modules across many different topics, so you can find the subject area that appeals to you the most. By combining core modules that introduce you to the subject with optional modules, you will receive a well-rounded education. First year students at the University can also benefit from the opportunity to switch between any of the specialist physics courses on offer.
The Professional Training Year programme provides work placement opportunities for undergraduate students at the University. This is your chance to gain crucial work experience that can help kickstart your career in physics.
The programme has been running successfully for over forty years and includes over 2,300 professional placement partners, which have included.
- The National Physical Laboratory
- Tesla Engineering
- IBM UK
- BAE Systems
Degree options at the University of Surrey
There are a variety of physics undergraduate degrees you can progress to at Surrey after studying the relevant pathway at the International Study Centre:
- Mathematics and Physics MPhys (Hons)
- Mathematics and Physics MMath (Hons)
- Mathematics and Physics BSc (Hons)
- Physics MPhys (Hons)
- Physics BSc (Hons)
- Physics with Astronomy MPhys (Hons)
- Physics with Astronomy BSc (Hons)
- Physics with Nuclear Astrophysics BSc (Hons)
- Physics with Nuclear Astrophysics MPhys (Hons)
- Physics with Quantum Technologies MPhys (Hons)
- Physics with Quantum Technologies BSc (Hons)