Physics and Astronomy
Two physics students explain why they decided to study at Edinburgh.
Physics: Luci Mundy
If I had to highlight one thing that physics has done for me is to keep doors open. No major course direction choice needed to be made straight off.
Even courses as varied as philosophy of science or modern languages can be taken in the first and second years.
No major course direction choice needed to be made straight off.
Whether you want to be the next Einstein, destined for a life in academia, or an accountant, physics gives you the chance to develop the basic skills required for practically anything.
Numeracy, computer literacy, logical and analytical skills - all these attributes are critical for a huge number of applications.
All this and the chance to touch the forefront of science in one of the country's best Physics departments.
You can discover why toast lands butter-side down in a lab. What more could you want?
Physics with Meteorology: Sean Downie
Edinburgh is a lively city, full of character with plenty to see and do during a four-year course. I was attracted by the high academic standing and sporting excellence that the University of Edinburgh offers.
I was attracted by the high academic standing and sporting excellence that the University of Edinburgh offers.
Having a sporting interest in the weather through windsurfing and skiing I decided to take the Meteorology first-year course.
In my opinion it's the best course available in Edinburgh and led to my final year choice of Physics with Meteorology.
All in all it has been a very rewarding course run by a helpful department that are keen to see that you fulfil your potential, leading to a degree with good job opportunities.