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Ffiseg (MPhys)

Blwyddyn Mynediad

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

Mae MPhys mewn Ffiseg yng Nghaerdydd yn eich galluogi i archwilio'r maes mewn mwy o ddyfnder na sy bosib ar gwrs tair blynedd.

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Two students working in the UG Physics lab.

Trosolwg y cwrs

Physics is the most fundamental of all the sciences, concerned with unlocking the secrets of the Universe and understanding the world around us.

The MPhys Physics programme is designed to give you a broad understanding of both theoretical and experimental physics as well as gaining a wide range of mathematical and computational skills.

Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP), this four-year programme goes into greater depth than the BSc course, allowing you to further develop your sophisticated knowledge of Physics.

Studying alongside internationally respected physicists whose work is providing the basis for revolutionary innovations, you will be part of an exciting and friendly environment and have access to state-of-the-art apparatus, including lasers, X-ray sources and electronics.

The 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.

Nodweddion nodedig

The distinctive features of the course include:

  • The opportunity to learn in a department which has a strong commitment to research
  • The involvement of research-active staff in course design and delivery
  • A large research project in your final year
  • Frequent opportunities to conduct practical work in the School’s laboratory facilities
  • An emphasis on independent learning

The course contains all the core content required for the degree to be accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP).


Côd UCASF303
Derbyniad nesafMedi 2020
Hyd4 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

AAA-AAB 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*AB-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 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 AB in A-level Maths and Physics.

36-34 points or 665 in 3 Higher Level subjects, to include 6 in 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.


Gradd C neu radd 4 mewn TGAU Iaith Saesneg.

IELTS (academic)

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


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

PTE Academic

O leiaf 62 ar y cyfan 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.

GCSE English Language Grade C or 4 or an accepted English Language equivalent

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2020/21)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendal

Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

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

Ffioedd DysguBlaendal

Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

Costau ychwanegol

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

Cyfarpar ar gyfer cwrs penodol

The University will provide all necessary equipment. It will also provide the core first-year physics and maths textbooks. You may choose to buy additional textbooks following advice from staff. You may also wish to consider purchasing a personal computer, laptop or tablet device, although specific computing facilities are available on site.


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 four-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 attain 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

The range of modules in year one is designed to stimulate your interest in physics while giving you a sound foundation upon which to build in later years. At the end of the first year, you may continue with your original degree programme of choice or choose another of our single honours physics and astronomy degrees. 

You will study core modules worth 100 credits and two optional 10-credit modules.

In the Autumn Semester, you may take a module on mathematical practice for physical sciences or, if you have an A grade or higher in Mathematics A-level, an alternative 10-credit module.

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
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How the Human Body WorksPX122610 credydau
Introduction to AstrophysicsPX122810 credydau
Communicating SciencePX122910 credydau

Blwyddyn dau

Year two of the course continues to build on the core physics material and offers a choice for your one optional module.

Students are required to maintain a minimum average of 55% in years one and two in order to continue their studies on the MPhys programme.

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
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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

Year three of our degree allows you to specialise and study selected topics in depth. A 20-credit physics-related research project gives you the opportunity to apply your physics learning and to develop skills in independent research, making presentations, report writing and information management.

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

Blwyddyn pedwar

The final-year project is a significant assessed part of our MPhys courses and we attach particular importance to it. It currently accounts for half of the year four content (60 credits) and provides training in analysis, synthesis and problem solving – the key skills needed by a professional physicist. The project will be linked to the research work of the School and give you the opportunity to work alongside professional researchers and academic staff.

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.
Condensed Matter and Photonics
An Optical Parametric Oscillator SHG crystal in APE OPO, running in ring-cavity and intracavity-doubling mode.

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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 an experimental study as part of your year-three project and for your major 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 physics modules.

IT skills are taught in the first year as well as elementary programming using Python. You may take further computing and numerical-methods modules in later years.

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 are given 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.

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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 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.

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There are a wide variety of assessment methods. Some modules combine continuous assessment and end-of-semester exam and others are solely based on continuous assessment.

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

In your final-year project you will submit a fixed-format summary of your work plus a self-assessment at the end of the Autumn Semester. You will submit your final dissertation at the end of the Spring Semester. Part of your assessment will involve an interview with your supervisor and assessor (viva) and you will be asked to give a short research seminar about your project. All of these elements are assessed.

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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 based around general employability. You will:

  • Develop your experimental, analytical and investigative skills in laboratory classes
  • 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

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Rhagolygon gyrfa

In 2015/16, 92% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation.

Employers included UK and international universities plus a range of organisations such as Rolls Royce, European Space Agency, National Instruments and Barclays.


  • Research scientist
  • Teaching
  • IT


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 another relevant placement provider. This would extend the MPhys degree to five years.


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