Physics is perhaps the most basic of all sciences. Understanding the principles of physics and the laws of nature gives you an enhanced insight into the world around you. All of modern science and technology is underpinned by physics. A degree in physics will give you an understanding of the nature of matter combined with training in experimental methods and the mathematical analysis of physical processes.
Lectures at postgraduate level include a choice of basic and specialised topics. The latter are closely related to the research interests (and therefore MSc thesis topics) in the Department, which include aspects of theoretical physics, nuclear physics, laser physics, optoelectronics, nonlinear fibre optics, teraherta spectroscopy, adaptive optics, quantum optics, atom optics, optical metrology, biophotonics, theoretical biology, condensed matter physics, marine acoustics, atmospheric and ionspheric physics, astrophysics, elementary particle physics, remote sensing, signal processing and physics education.