Honours in Physics
Research in Physics is internationally recognized for its excellence. Staff members collaborate with a wide variety of national and international universities and cutting-edge international projects. Research projects range from fundamental studies of the structure of sub-atomic matter, to the development of novel optical and photonic systems for a wide range of applications, to medical physics and geophysics, to the investigation of the atmosphere using a network of sites that stretches from the equator to the Antarctic, to the investigation of the structure of the universe and extreme astrophysics.
Fourth year programs leading to a B.Sc. with Honours are available in experimental, theoretical and mathematical physics. The whole year is spent studying physics and a research project forms an important part of the course.
Honours may be taken with an experimental, theoretical or computational project, in addition to lecture courses. The year is looked on as enjoyable but competitive. because the number of scholarships for postgraduate work is limited.Students should briefly discuss their research interests with the Honour Coordinator prior to submitting an Expression of Interest Form.