Entry to first year is the standard entry route, and the route which can provide the broadest education, and which can give most flexibility in final choice of degree. Students who are aiming for a degree in Physics or Astrophysics and who enter with good Advanced Highers or Alevels or equivalent in Physics and Mathematics may apply for an accelerated entry route to the programme, which can reduce the length of the BSc Honours programme to three years and the MPhys programme to four years. The special Physics and Astronomy (Gateway) first year allows subsequent progression to the second year of all the singlehonours degree programmes in the School, and the joint degrees with the School of Mathematics.
MPhys (Hons) Theoretical Physics: First year  

Code  Module name  Credits  
PH1011  Physics 1A  20  AND  
PH1012  Physics 1B  20  AND  
MT1002  Mathematics  20  AND  
Remaining credits from Level 1000 options  
Further requirementsChoose 120 credits in the academic year Students without prerequisite for MT1002 will take MT1001 in Semester 1.Appropriately qualified applicants may bypass first year and have direct entry to second year. 
MPhys (Hons) Theoretical Physics: Second year  

Code  Module name  Credits  
^  PH2011  Physics 2A  30  AND  
^  PH2012  Physics 2B  30  AND  
~  MT2501  Linear Mathematics  15  AND  
~  MT2503  Multivariate Calculus  15  AND  
Remaining credits from Levels 1000 and 2000 options  
Further requirements Choose 120 credits in the academic year Automatic entry to Honours requires

Students who attain an average grade of 15 or above at the first sitting in each of the requisite 2000level combinations, and who meet all the other programme requirements will be permitted automatic entry into MPhys or MSci Honours programmes.
The general requirements are 600 credits over a period of normally five years (and not more than six years) or parttime equivalent, of which the final three years form an approved Honours programme of at least 360 credits, of which 120 credits are at 5000 level and at least 210 credits are at 3000 and/or 4000 levels.
MPhys (Hons) Theoretical Physics: Third year  

Code  Module name  Credits  
PH3007  Electromagnetism  15  AND  
PH3012  Thermal and Statistical Physics  15  AND  
PH3014  Transferable Skills for Physicists  15  AND  
PH3061  Quantum Mechanics 1  10  AND  
PH3062  Quantum Mechanics 2  10  AND  
PH3080  Computational Physics  10  AND  
PH3081  Mathematics for Physicists  15  AND  
PH4038  Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics  15  AND  
MT3501  Linear Mathematics 2  15  
Further requirementsChoose between 120 to 160 credits in academic year In total, at least 330 credits must be achieved at 3000, 4000 and 5000 level with at least 120 of these at 5000 level. The 5000 level credits are normally taken in Year 5. 
MPhys (Hons) Theoretical Physics: Fourth year  

Code  Module name  Credits  
PH4028  Advanced Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Methods  15  AND  
PH4039  Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics  15  AND  
PH4032  Special Relativity and Fields  15  AND  
PH4041  Atomic, Nuclear, and Particle Physics  15  AND  
View list  Between 15 and 60 credits from Module List AS3000  AS4999, PH3000  PH4109, ID4001,ID5059  AND  
View list  Between 0 and 45 credits from Module List: MT3000MT3999 (Excluding MT3501), MT4000MT4598, MT4600MT4793, MT4797MT4999  
Further requirementsChoose 120 credits in academic year Modules outwith the range AS3000  AS4999, PH3000  PH4109, ID4001 or modules in other subjects can be taken with the approval of the Adviser of Studies.In total, at least 330 credits must be achieved at 3000, 4000 and 5000 level with at least 120 of these at 5000 level. The 5000 level credits are normally taken in Year 5. The level 3000 and level 4000 modules taken in this degree as part of the honours programme may include up to a total of 45 credits of MT modules (not including MT3501). 
MPhys (Hons) Theoretical Physics: Fifth year  

Code  Module name  Credits  
PH5004  Quantum Field Theory  15  AND  
PH5103  Project in Theoretical Physics (60)  60  AND  
View list  Between 15 and 30 credits from Module List: PH5011  PH5012  AND  
View list  Between 15 and 30 credits from Module List: AS5000  AS5099, PH5000  PH5099  
Further requirementsChoose 120 credits in academic year In total, at least 330 credits must be achieved at 3000, 4000 and 5000 level with at least 120 of these at 5000 level. The 5000 level credits are normally taken in Year 5. 
All the BSc, MSci, and MPhys single and joint Honours degrees in which Physics or Astrophysics is in the title are accredited by the UK Institute of Physics.
In the case of students who spend part of the Honours programme on a recognised Study Abroad scheme, the Programme Requirements will be amended to take into account overseas courses which are approved by the relevant St Andrews School in the Learning Agreement (see www.standrews.ac.uk/students/studyabroad/academic ).