Learn about matter and energy and their fascinating interactions, which occur on all scales.

This major will integrate knowledge from physics and mathematics to give you the tools you need to think critically about the world around you and how it works.

Within this major you can choose to specialise in Physics or Chemical Physics.

Your major structure

You’ll complete this major as part of a Bachelor of Science degree.

In your first and second years you will complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major, including mathematics and physics subjects.

In your third year, you will complete 50 points (four subjects) of deep and specialised study in physics.

Throughout your degree you will also take science elective subjects and breadth (non-science) subjects, in addition to your major subjects and prerequisites.

Read more about studying physics at the University of Melbourne.

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