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Ffiseg (BSc)

Blwyddyn Mynediad


Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Mae’r radd BSc mewn ffiseg wedi’i dylunio i roi addysg ffiseg eang i chi, ac, yn ychwanegol, eich cyflenwi gydag ystod eang o sgiliau mathemategol a chyfrifiadurol.

Cadwch le ar ddiwrnod agored

Condensed Matter and Photonics

Trosolwg y cwrs

The BSc Physics degree is designed to give you a broad physics education and, in addition, supply you with a wide range of mathematical and computational skills.

Designed for those with an enquiring mind, this degree provides a wide-ranging education in how theoretical and experimental physics can be used to describe the universe. It also provides an insight into the impact of physics on modern technologies.

Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP), this course aims to prepare you for a career in industrial or academic research and development, education or other sectors which require a practical, numerate and analytical approach to problem solving, such as business, finance and government.

You will be part of a friendly and welcoming department currently housed in the Queen’s Building complex, which contains a wide variety of purpose-built laboratories, lecture theatres and computing facilities.

Achrediadau

Côd UCASF300
Derbyniad nesafMedi 2020
Hyd3 blwyddyn
Modd (astudio)Amser llawn
Lleoedd sydd ar gael fel arferThe School typically has approx 105 places available.
Nifer y ceisiadau a dderbynnir fel arferThe School typically receives approx 570 applications.

Gofynion mynediad

AAB-ABB to include B in Mathematics and Physics with (where applicable) a pass in the practical element of the science A level. For applicants taking A Level Maths only (NO PHYSICS), you will require A*BB with A* in A Level Maths.  Please note that General Studies are not accepted for entry.  

Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig: Fel arfer, bydd ymgeiswyr sydd wedi ennill gradd A yn y Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig (EPQ) yn cael cynnig un radd yn is na’r cynnig safonol ar gyfer Safon Uwch. Noder bod yn rhaid bodloni unrhyw ofynion sy’n benodol i’r pwnc o hyd

Derbynnir Tystysgrif Her Sgiliau Bagloriaeth Cymru Uwch yn lle un pwnc Safon Uwch (ar y graddau a restrir uchod) ac eithrio unrhyw bynciau penodol.

DD-DM in Science/Engineering related BTEC plus grade A in Maths A-Level (some BTEC subjects may also require Physics A-level). Alternatively, D in any BTEC plus grades BB in A-level Maths and Physics.  

34-32 points or 665, to include 6 in Higher Level Maths and Physics. Applicants taking Higher Level Maths will be considered (without Higher Level Physics) with grade 7 in Higher Level Maths.

Gallai cymwysterau amgen gael eu derbyn. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth am ofynion mynediad ar dudalen meini prawf derbyn Ysgol Ffiseg a Seryddiaeth.

IELTS (academic)

O leiaf 6.5 yn gyffredinol gydag o leiaf 5.5 ym mhob is-sgôr.

TOEFL iBT

O leiaf 90 gyda sgôr o 17 o leiaf ar gyfer ysgrifennu, 17 ar gyfer gwrando, 18 ar gyfer darllen ac 20 ar gyfer siarad.

PTE Academic

62 gydag o leiaf 51 yn yr holl sgiliau cyfathrebu.

Trinity ISE II/III

II: dau Ragoriaeth a dau Deilyngdod o leiaf.
III: o leiaf Llwyddo ym mhob cydran.

Cymwysterau eraill a dderbynnir

Os ydych yn ymgeisydd tramor ac nid Saesneg yw eich iaith gyntaf, ewch i'n tudalen am ofynion Iaith Saesneg i gael rhagor o wybodaeth am ba gymwysterau y byddwn yn eu derbyn.

You will require GCSE English Language Grade C/4. 

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2020/21)

Ewch i'n tudalen cyfanswm ffioedd am y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2020/21)

Ewch i'n tudalen cyfanswm ffioedd am y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Costau ychwanegol

The School covers the cost of essential equipment, including core course text books in the first two years. All other suggested text books are available through the University libraries.

Llety

Mae gennym amrywiaeth o breswylfeydd sydd yn gweddu i anghenion a phoced yr unigolyn. Cewch wybod rhagor ar ein tudalennau llety.

Strwythur y cwrs

This is a three-year full-time degree. The course includes a carefully chosen balance of core modules, along with some optional modules. Modules are typically worth 10 or 20 credits and you need to earn 120 credits a year.

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2020/21. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2020

Blwyddyn un

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Mathematical Methods for Physicists 1PX112020 credydau
Mechanics and MatterPX112120 credydau
Experimental Physics 1PX112310 credydau
Planet EarthPX112710 credydau
Electricity, Magnetism and WavesPX122120 credydau
Experimental Physics 2PX122310 credydau
Computational Skills for Problem SolvingPX122410 credydau
Mathematical Methods for Physicists 2PX123010 credydau
Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
How the Human Body WorksPX122610 credydau
Introduction to AstrophysicsPX122810 credydau
Communicating SciencePX122910 credydau

Blwyddyn dau

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
The Physics of Fields and FlowsPX213120 credydau
Introductory Quantum MechanicsPX213210 credydau
Intermediate Practical Physics 1PX213310 credydau
Structured ProgrammingPX213410 credydau
Thermal and Statistical PhysicsPX223120 credydau
OpticsPX223210 credydau
Intermediate Practical Physics 2PX223310 credydau
Synoptic PhysicsPX223410 credydau
Introduction to Condensed Matter PhysicsPX223610 credydau
Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Electronic InstrumentationPX213510 credydau
Electricity in the Human BodyPX213710 credydau
The Stars and their PlanetsPX214010 credydau
Pathways to Success in the Physics WorkplacePX214110 credydau

Blwyddyn tri

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Atomic and Nuclear PhysicsPX314120 credydau
Condensed Matter PhysicsPX314210 credydau
Particle Physics and Special RelativityPX324120 credydau
Physics ProjectPX331520 credydau
Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Computational PhysicsPX314310 credydau
Electromagnetic Radiation DetectionPX314410 credydau
CosmologyPX314610 credydau
Digital Medical ImagingPX314710 credydau
Environmental PhysicsPX315310 credydau
Semiconductor Devices and ApplicationsPX324210 credydau
Laser Physics and Non-Linear OpticsPX324310 credydau
Medical UltrasoundPX324610 credydau
Radiation for Medical TherapyPX324710 credydau
Theoretical PhysicsPX324810 credydau
Statistical MechanicsPX324910 credydau
Commercialising InnovationPX325310 credydau
Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.
A student works in the Physics lab on a project
A Physics-based degree offers an intellectual challenge, as well as providing practical and problem solving skills.

Dysgu ac asesu

Sut caf fy addysgu?

Teaching is carried out using a range of techniques, such as traditional lectures, tutorials and laboratory work and computer-based, project-based and skills-based exercises. Physics is a hierarchical discipline so the structure of the course is systematic, building on fundamental understanding.

Exercises are an integral part of all lecture-based modules, and these give you the opportunity to apply your knowledge, increase your critical awareness and enhance your problem-solving skills.

You will undertake weekly laboratory classes in the first two years, to prepare you for a major experimental study as part of your final-year project.

Mathematics is taught alongside the major Physics and Astrophysics concepts in all years, with specific modules in the first year. It is fundamental to understanding the subject and is incorporated into many modules.

Key IT skills are taught throughout the course as well as elementary programming using Python. You may also have the opportunity to take further computing and numerical-methods modules as the course develops.

Regular small-group tutorials are held in years one and two. These meetings will allow you to meet with other students in small groups (typically four or five students to one tutor) and receive feedback on your continuous assessment. In the first year these sessions take place on a weekly basis, in year two they take place fortnightly.

Throughout the delivery of the programme, wherever possible, recent research results are used to illustrate and illuminate the subject.

Blwyddyn 1

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

33%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

67%

Lleoliadau ments

0%

Blwyddyn 2

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

32%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

68%

Lleoliadau ments

0%

Blwyddyn 3

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

29%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

71%

Lleoliadau ments

0%

Beth a ddisgwylir ohonof?

You should attend lectures and all timetabled laboratory sessions. You should attempt all exercises and problems provided, handing in work by the specified deadline. In some cases exercise marks are part of your continuous assessment. If you cannot complete an exercise, hand in your efforts anyway, as you will then get helpful feedback on where you have gone wrong.

While a 10-credit module represents 100 hours of study in total, typically this will involve two or three hours of contact time with teaching staff each week. The remaining hours are for private study, coursework, example sheets, revision and assessment. You are expected to spend around 20 hours a week studying independently.

You must keep your personal tutor and the Teaching Office informed of any circumstances or illnesses that might affect your capacity to attend teaching or undertake assessment.

You must follow a code of behaviour in laboratory practical classes. This is based on essential health and safety considerations for these environments, and you must follow the instructions of the supervising member of staff at all times.  

You should check your emails regularly and answer them.

When you meet concepts or problems you do not understand, you should ask staff for help. If you have comments on the modules, tell us. Tell the lecturer, tell your representative on the staff-student panel and/or put it on the questionnaire you are asked to complete at the end of each semester.

You should familiarise yourself with School and University policies and regulations and must respect the Student Charter and Cardiff University’s Policy on Dignity while Working and Studying.

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

Your main interaction with academic staff will be through lectures, laboratory practical sessions, workshops or small-group teaching sessions (tutorials).

You will also be allocated a personal tutor, a member of academic staff who can provide pastoral support and academic advice during your course.

All lecturing staff can be contacted by email and have either an ‘open door’ policy for students with specific queries about course material, or a system to book meeting times. The School Office can answer most administrative queries immediately.

You will be given access to relevant multimedia material, presentations, lecture handouts, bibliographies, further links, electronic exercises and discussion circles through the University’s virtual learning environment, Learning Central. Opportunities for you to reflect on your abilities and performance are available through the Learning Central ‘Personal Development Planning’ module.

The University offers a range of services including the Careers Service, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, the Student Support Service, and excellent libraries and resource centres.

Feedback

Feedback on progress is typically provided through a combination of discussion in class, written comments on submitted work and review of outline solutions to problems. You are encouraged to discuss any queries related to specific modules with individual lecturers.

Sut caf fy asesu?

There are a wide variety of assessment methods. Some modules are assessed purely by an end of semester exam , some combine continuous assessment with an exam and others are all continuous assessment.

Continuous assessment (exercises and laboratory work) typically makes up 40% of your marks in year one.

At first the nature and methods of experiments are clearly defined for you, but by your final year you are expected to tackle more open-ended investigations.

Dulliau asesu (2017/18 data)

Blwyddyn 1

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

49%

Arholiadau ymarferol

0%

Gwaith cwrs

51%

Blwyddyn 2

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

53%

Arholiadau ymarferol

0%

Gwaith cwrs

47%

Blwyddyn 3

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

51%

Arholiadau ymarferol

0%

Gwaith cwrs

49%

Pa sgiliau bydda i’n eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

Studying this course will enable you to acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both discipline specific and more generic ‘employability skills’. You will:

  • Use laboratory classes to develop your experimental, analytical and investigative skills
  • Learn how to design experimental equipment, electronic circuitry or computer data acquisition or data reduction algorithms
  • Use precise calculations or order-of-magnitude calculations in appropriate situations
  • Use computer packages and/or write software
  • Conduct independent research using source materials such as textbooks, scientific journals and electronic databases
  • Develop your communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • Enhance your team-working skills and ability to critically appraise your own work and the work of others
  • Develop your ability to undertake independent learning and effectively manage your time
An example of compound semiconductors in action

Gyrfaoedd a lleoliadau gwaith

Swyddi

  • Research scientist
  • Intellectual property
  • Airline pilot

Lleoliadau

There is the option of taking a Professional Placement Year between your second and third years, when you can work in industry, commerce, government or with another relevant placement provider. This would extend the BSc degree to four years.

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