Advanced Condensed State Physics (F3231)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

Building on condensed state physics, the nature of electronic and optical properties of solids will be further explored. The properties of semiconductors and their applications in devices will be addressed.


69%: Lecture
31%: Practical (Workshop)


20%: Coursework (Observation)
80%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 32 hours of contact time and about 118 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.