Physics with Renewable Energy Science

Develop a thorough understanding of contemporary physics as applied to modern renewable energy science

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Key Facts

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Degree

BSc (Hons) Physics with Renewable Energy Science

Degree Duration

4 years

Pathways Available

International Year Zero

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Degree Overview

Physics involves the exploration of nature in the broadest possible sense. Physicists discover how the universe behaves and use that knowledge for the benefit of humanity.

Energy and how we use it is one of the biggest challenges facing our planet. This course will teach you how to apply physics to improve and maximise energy efficiency.

In Levels 1 and 2, you’ll study modules within physics. You’ll develop a deep understanding of fundamental physics, from astronomical phenomena to quantum mechanics.

As the course progresses, you’ll gain knowledge in classical physics as well as advancements in modern physics, and apply this knowledge to renewable energy science. In your final year, you’ll undertake an independent research project related to renewables.

Our Physics Society runs regular social events. They have organised trips to CERN, Munich, and Amsterdam as well as the annual Physics Ball. You can meet with students from all year groups to help guide you through the more challenging aspects of the course.

We are the only Scottish university taking part in the CMS Collaboration, a major experiment at the Large Hadron Collider CERN. Our students have had the opportunity to visit the site during their studies.

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Important

Mutual recognition of professional qualifications following Brexit is a priority for UK professional bodies and universities. If students plan on practising outside the UK they should check with the relevant national authority on the recognition of this qualification.

Why Study this Degree

At Dundee, the Physics Society runs regular social events. They have organised trips to CERN, Munich, and Amsterdam as well as the annual Physics Ball.

There are many roles and career pathways available in mainstream commercial activities such as wind turbines and solar cells, biomass, and energy conservation.

By the time you graduate, you will also have gained the skills to work confidently in any career in which a sound ability in mathematics, computing, or administrative organisation is required.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.