Dr Fabien Paillusson - Programme Leader
Dr Fabien Paillusson's interests lie in theoretical and computational modelling, the foundations of physics, physics and maths education, AI (Machine Learning and Automated Reasoning), logic, and the philosophy of science.Academic Staff List
Welcome to MPhys Physics with Philosophy
How You Study
What You Need to Know
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
"The course complements the key aspects of each subject, providing the ideal balance between Physics and Philosophy. The support of the lecturers is unrivalled, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere from both subjects’ respective schools."Jodie Renaud, third year BSc (Hons) Physics with Philosophy student
Entry Requirements 2023-24
Teaching on this course is conducted by academic members of staff who are active researchers in their fields. This research informs teaching at all levels of the programme. Staff conduct cutting-edge research in fundamental and applied mathematics and physics, ranging from pure mathematics to applied nano-science at the interface between biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The School collaborates with top research institutions in Germany, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, and the USA.
The School of Mathematics and Physics regularly welcomes guest speakers from around the world. Recent visitors to the University of Lincoln have included former vice president of the Royal Astronomical Society Professor Don Kurtz, mathematician and author Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE, and operations research specialist Ruth Kaufman OBE.
Students on this course are encouraged to obtain and undertake work placements independently in the UK or overseas during their studies, providing hands-on experience in industry. These can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose the sandwich year option. Placements may be conducted with external research institutions (which can be overseas). The option is subject to availability and selection criteria set by the industry or external institution. When undertaking optional placements, students will be required to cover their transport, accommodation, and general living costs.
Graduates may pursue careers in the fields of science, education, finance, business, consultancy, and research and development. This degree promotes skills in creative, critical, and independent thinking. It may prove beneficial in careers requiring flexibility and the ability to formulate a persuasive case. This could include careers in politics and the media, as well as the civil service, among other areas. Some graduates may choose to continue their studies at postgraduate level.
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This research-informed degree aims to provide a fundamental education in the field of mathematics, including pure and applied mathematics.
Physics is a fundamental science which underpins our understanding of the world around us, from distant galaxies to the smallest particles.
Mathematics with Philosophy
Discover pure and applied mathematic, while developing a philosophical understanding of the world we live in and the place we occupy within it.