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Study Maths, Physics and Electrical Engineering

The Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering at Northumbria University offers high-quality courses taught in specialist labs and workshops.

If you want to explore how up to date thinking in mathematics, physics and electronic technologies drive the latest advances in our world, and you want to use the latest equipment in modern labs, then come and see what Northumbria has to offer!

Industry Experience

You can be sure of developing all the skills and knowledge you need to make an immediate impact, whatever your career aspirations. We work closely with employers to design and update our courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. With guru lectures, field trips, employer-led CV workshops, sandwich placement years and lots more, you’ll have access to recruitment representatives from a wide range of companies.

With high quality skills-based, accredited courses and a supportive learning environment, we're confident you'll feel right at home studying with us.

Undergraduate Study

We offer a range of undergraduate courses including Mathematics, Physics,  Physics with Astrophysics and Electrical and Electronic Engineering, designed to give you an edge in your future career. Our courses are professionally focused and the vast majority offer an optional placement year and field trips. With extensive professional accreditation across all subject areas, our undergraduate courses will provide the ideal foundation for work or further study.

Postgraduate Study

Our postgraduate courses, including Electrical Power Engineering and Microelectronic and Communication Engineering, have been specially tailored for the next stage for your academic career. They can either deepen your knowledge of your chosen field, enable you to change career direction, or take a step towards professional status.

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Part Time Study

We offer a number of part-time courses that can be fitted around busy lives. Courses are delivered in flexible ways with 24/7 access to campus buildings, distance learning and online modules.

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Postgraduate Research

If you're interested in joining one of our research degree programmes, please find more information about all our opportunities at the Graduate School.

“The supervising and teaching staff are fantastic; the assistance you get from senior lecturers here one-on-one is absolutely incredible.”

Andrew Burton, PhD in smart white LED-based lighting and communication.

Department / Maths, Physics and Electrical Engineering

This department encompasses all of our work in Mathematics, Statistics and Physics including Astrophysics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy, Smart Materials, Microelectronics and Communications.

Facilities / Electronic and Electrical Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has modern laboratory and computing resources for learning, teaching, research, innovation and business engagement.

Department Facilities

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Research / Maths, Physical and Electrical Engineering

From statistics to complex and nonlinear phenomena, astrophysics to smart materials, and communications to renewable energy, the pioneering research in the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering focuses on a wide range of issues.

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#IAmNorthumbria is all about embracing life at Northumbria and being part of a community. Discover more about this department and studying at Northumbria from our students.

Student Life / #IAmNorthumbria

A great social scene can be found at the heart of our campuses, featuring award-winning bars and a huge range of clubs and societies to join you'll be sure to meet people who share your enthusiasms.

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You can boost your CV and develop your experience whilst studying at Northumbria.

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18 courses found

Engineering Foundation Year

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Do you want to study engineering or physics but don’t have the grades to meet the usual entry requirements? This year of study will…

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Mathematics and Physics Foundation Year

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time study or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

If you are fascinated by Maths and Physics but feel that you need to deepen your knowledge before embarking on a degree, then this…

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Mathematics BSc (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

A degree in Mathematics opens the door to a wide range of careers as a result of our graduates’ ability to solve problems using a variety…

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Mathematics MMath (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 4 years full-time or 5 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

This integrated undergraduate course is underpinned by our research strengths in areas of applied mathematics and in your final year…

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Microelectronic and Communications Engineering MSc

Postgraduate | Newcastle

This course is designed for students from a variety of engineering backgrounds, to enhance and develop electronic engineering knowledge…

2 years full-time (with advanced practice in second year) / Sep, Jan start

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1 year full-time / Sep start

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18 months full-time / Sep, Jan start

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Physics BSc (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Physics is about understanding the world around us, from the smallest particle to the largest galaxy. Physicists are problem solvers,…

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Physics MPhys (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 4 years full-time or 5 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

The Physics MPhys offers motivated, industrious students an integrated Masters award, meaning that you gain a deeper understanding…

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