Physics at Dundee
I have noticed a few web searches that have reached this blog looking for info about physics at Dundee. I just wanted to put up a little post about the department where I work. We are a small department of around 15 staff (some who specialise in Electronic Engineering), and typically we might have about 20 students entering our first year. We offer an excellent undergraduate physics course with modern teaching labs and friendly and dedicated staff. Our course is IoP accredited and covers the ‘core of physics’ with specialisms in topics such as photonics and materials, reflecting our research strengths. Students all complete a final year research project (or two year project for the more advanced MSci degree) and this can range from building advanced optical tweezers to studying cancer tumours using optical spectroscopy, in collaboration with research colleagues at the University hospital, Ninewells.
If you come to Dundee you will benefit form the small classes and really get to know the members of staff – our students do well in competitively awarded PhD and EngD competitions as well as take up gainful employment in high-tech industries. In addition Dundee has all the benefits of a city, while being pretty small; our campus is compact and right in the centre of town, and it is often said that we are in one of the sunniest parts of the UK (not that you’d believe that after the past few weeks).
If you have any questions about studying physics at Dundee, please just get in touch with me, or leave a comment below.