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In the Physics major you will study nature at its most fundamental level, and gain an understanding of many familiar and interesting questions in this area. You will also learn about matter and energy and be fascinated by their interactions, which occur on all scales, from the tiniest particles inside the atomic nucleus to the forces that give rise to the structure of the universe.

This major will integrate knowledge principally from physics and mathematics to equip you with the necessary tools to think critically about the world around you and how it works. You can choose to specialise in Physics, Chemical Physics or Mathematical Physics.


Graduates with a major in Physics can pursue career paths in multiple research and development areas including:

  • Astrophysics
  • Medical physics
  • Meteorology
  • Mining
  • Scientific instrumentation
  • Synchrotron science
  • Vision sciences.

Graduates can also consider working in a number of commercial roles in telecommunications, government departments, management consultancies, science museums, teaching and the video gaming industry.

Entry requirements & Prerequisites

This major is available through more than one course, both of which have their own separate entry requirements.

You can read more on the the Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Science Extended pages.