The Complete University Guide

Complete University Guide Physics

Universities / August 25, 2018

HESA Subject Description CUG Subject
Physics (F300) The study of the properties of matter and energy and the relationships between them, making extensive use of mathematical techniques and models. May include mechanics, optics, electricity, magnetism and acoustics. May also include atomic, nuclear, particle and solid state studies.
Applied physics (F310) Topics in physics of commercial or social importance.
Engineering physics (F311) Physical principles and techniques applied to engineering and technology.
Chemical physics (F320) Concerned with central area of physical science, integrating chemistry and physics.
Solid-state physics (F321) Study of the structure of solids and the explanation of their properties.
Environmental physics (F330) Aspects of physics concerned with environmental issues.
Atmospheric physics (F331) The study of the Earth's stratosphere, troposphere and upper atmosphere including atmospheric kinetics and water in the atmosphere.
Marine physics (F332) The study of the physical properties of the marine environment.
Mathematical & theoretical physics (F340) The mathematical principles and techniques of physics theory and explanation of physical phenomena.
Electromagnetism (F341) The study of the interaction of charges in electromagnetic fields.
Quantum mechanics (F342) Description and analysis of sub-atomic behaviour.
Computational physics (F343) Numerical and quantitative methods in physics.
Medical physics (F350) The application of Physics to the medical sciences.
Radiation physics (F351) Monitoring and evaluation of emissions from sources of radiation.
Optical physics (F360) The study of optics as a natural phenomenon and optical instrumentation.
Laser physics (F361) The study of lasers as optical instrumentation.
Nuclear & particle physics (F370) The study of matter at atomic and sub-atomic level, and of the structure and behaviour of nuclei.
Acoustics (F380) The study of the propagation and transmission of sound waves.
Physics not elsewhere classified (F390)