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Courses & Modules

Modules are listed under each course below. The structure for a given year in each course can be viewed by clicking on the year below.

Physical Sciences (TR063)

In the Junior Freshman year, students take two 10 credit core modules in Physics and two 10 credit core modules in mathematics plus two 10 credit Open modules in other subjects. In the Senior freshman year students take two 10 credit core modules in physics, and three 5 credit core modules in mathematics and a 5 credit core module in the history, philosophy and ethics of science, as well as open modules in other subjects totalling 10 credits in each semester. For more details, follow the link here

Year 1 - Junior Fresh Students

See JF Physical Sciences Booklet link here JF Physical Sciences Booklet

Year 2 - Senior Fresh Students

See SF Physical Sciences Booklet link here SF Physical Sciences Booklet

Progression to one of three Moderatorships

Students choose to enter into one of three Moderatorships in Physical Sciences during their Senior Freshman year. The three Moderatorships or degrees are Physics, Physics and Astrophysics or Nanoscience.

Physics (TR063)

In the third and fourth (Sophister) years students take a variety of core Physics courses, a choice of Open specialist Physics courses, Trinity Elective modules, as well as conducting a final year Capstone Research project. This is the broadest of our degrees with the greatest choice.

Year 3 - Junior Sophister

See JS Physical Sciences Programme Booklet link here JS Physical Sciences Sophister Programme

Year 4 - Senior Sophister

See SS Physical Sciences Senior Sophister Programme link here SS Physical Sciences Senior Sophister Programme

Physics & Astrophysics (TR063)

In the third and fourth (Sophister) years students take a variety of core Physics courses and specialist Astrophysics courses , a choice of Open specialist Physics courses, Trinity Elective modules, as well as conducting a final year Capstone Research project in Physics or in Astrophysics.

Year 3 - Junior Sophister

See JS Physical Sciences Programme Booklet link here JS Physical Sciences Sophister Programme

Year 4 - Senior Sophister

See SS Physical Sciences Senior Sophister Programme link here SS Physical Sciences Senior Sophister Programme

Nanoscience (TR063)

In the third and fourth (Sophister) years students take a variety of core Physics and core Chemistry courses and specialist Nanoscience courses, there is a choice of Open specialist Physics and Chemistry courses, Trinity Elective modules, as well as conducting a final year Capstone Research project in a Nanoscience topic. The Nanoscience Moderatorship is jointly taught by the Schools of Physics and of Chemistry and is also open to suitably qualified students from the Chemical Sciences (TR061) entry. The Nanoscience Moderatorship continues on from the previous Nanoscience, Physics & Chemistry of Advanced Materials Moderatorship.

Year 3 - Junior Sophister

See JS Physical Sciences Programme Booklet link here JS Physical Sciences Sophister Programme

Year 4 - Senior Sophister

See SS Physical Sciences Senior Sophister Programme link here SS Physical Sciences Senior Sophister Programme

Theoretical Physics (TR035)

This course is taught jointly by the Schools of Mathematics and Physics. In the first two years (junior fresh, JF, and senior fresh, SF) students take 20 credits in physics and 40 credits in mathematics. In the sophister years students take courses taught in both schools including specialist modules for theoretical physics. The Physics course contributes 1/3 and the Maths course 2/3 of the Theoretical Physics course. Modules taught in the School of Mathematics can be found here. Modules taught in the School of Physics are listed below:

Year 1 - Junior Fresh Students

Year 2 - Senior Fresh Students

Year 3 - Junior Sophister

Optional Modules

Year 4 - Senior Sophister

Optional Modules