How will I study physics?
The Salford Experience Physics
When you study a physics course at Salford you will have plenty of opportunities to put your knowledge to the test through hands-on experiments, placements and industry connections.
Read on to get a flavour of what to expect.
Through our engaging laboratory-led activities, you will develop a greater understanding of the laws governing physics. Our new and existing facilities include specialist laboratories for electronics, optics, lasers, computing, and materials synthesis and characterisation. We also use small group teaching so that you feel supported and able to ask the questions that satisfy your enquiring mind.
Practical Group Projects
Our second year students take part in a trimester-long practical group project, where students develop skills in areas such as computer interfacing and CAD design. Each group will design and build their own piece of physics-related equipment, while learning important skills for their career such as team work and project work.
Lecture and Tutorials
You are probably familiar with lectures and tutorials at school and college - they are are a key part of building your theoretical knowledge at University too.
We use lectures to introduce you to core topics, with seminars and tutorials providing opportunities to discuss them with your tutors and other students in smaller groups and develop your understanding. Lectures and tutorials are delivered by our highly-skilled lecturers, who have real-world experience in their field.
Take control of your own learning. Our Clifford Whitworth Library has physical and virtual resources to support your architecture studies. This modern learning space includes computing suites and multimedia libraries, with access to journals, databases, and software.
With an onsite cafe, breakout areas, comfy chairs and 24-hour access, it is the perfect place for writing up tutorial notes and researching assignments - day or night!