Introduction to Quantum Physics (F3241)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

This module introduces you to the foundations of modern physics.

It covers key concepts underpinning the quantum formulation of physics, and includes a discussion of milestones in a historical context.

It also gives an overview of topics in current research.


75%: Lecture
25%: Practical (Workshop)


20%: Coursework (Portfolio)
80%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 106 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 2024/25. 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: