Physics is the means by which we understand our world. It has driven much of the progress that mankind has made and it will do so in the future. Consider so many of the things that we take for granted today, modern communications, safe and reliable transport, computing, many of the most advanced health technologies, none of these would exist without physics and physicists.
The undergraduate Applied Physics honours degree has been developed by a group of field-leading scientists who are engaged in applying physics to solve topical and pressing problems in a spectrum of terrestrial environmental and astronomical and cosmological contexts. Their expertise is reflected in the range of options in the second and third years which allow students to develop their particular interests under the guidance of experts in their fields.
The emphasis throughout the course is on active learning stimulated by a variety of teaching and learning techniques that are known to be successful in invigorating the curriculum. The course is unusual in its incorporation of field work.
Based in School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, we also use teaching staff from the School of Health Sciences and Social Work, the Institute for Industrial Research, the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation and the Department of Mathematics.
1st year Applied Physics students visit to planetarium and Clanfield observatory.
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