Programme and Module Information

The School of Physics and Astronomy runs the following undergraduate programmes
•    BSc Physics
•    BSc Astrophysics
•    BSc Theoretical Physics
•    BSc Physics with Particle Physics
•    BSc Natural Sciences (with 2011 being the last year of recruitment to this programme)
•    MSci Physics
•    MSci Astrophysics
•    MSci Theoretical Physics
•    MSci Physics with Particle Physics

The below pages give the outline programme structures for each of the above programmes.

All undergraduate students at Queen Mary take 120 credits a year.  A BSc degree consists of 360 credits and an MSci degree consists of 480 credits.   Most modules are worth 15 credits which means that students normally take 8 modules a year.  In your third year students study for a project worth 30 credits and MSci students will study for a 45 credit project.

Students are required to take all modules marked as ‘compulsory’.  Where modules are indicated as suggested students may choose where or not to take the module.   Where there is space in the curriculum students make take up to 15 credits from another School at Queen Mary.  Students who chose this option are responsible for finding their own modules and complying with all registration requirements.  To find details of other modules at Queen Mary please use the module directory.   Please note that not all Schools accept inter-School registrations.

Index of undergraduate programmes

Index of B.Sc. and M.Sci. Modules (in the School of Physics and Astronomy)

Intercollegiate M.Sci. handbook (including module list)

Queen Mary Module information (all Schools)

The School can offer limited financial support for second, third and fourth year students taking languages modules with with Queen Mary Language Centre.  The School will only fund the 2 hours a week courses and not the 4 hours a week courses.  Students will only be considered for support if they have an average of 60% or above in their most recent year of study and if they have the support of their academic advisor.  Students who are given fee support for these courses and who either drop out of the course or fail to pass the course will be required to pay back the full fees to the School of Physics and Astronomy. 

Juno Champion

The school holds Juno Champion status, the highest award of this IoP scheme to recognise and reward departments that can demonstrate they have taken action to address the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage better practice for both women and men.