Science 4: Electricity, Magnetism and the Quantum World

Module code: FS0014

In this module you will explore the origin and interactions of electric and magnetic forces and fields. You will learn about the flow of electricity and electric circuits, including capacitance, electromagnetic inductance and power generation. You will also study electromagnetic waves, and the interaction of light waves and their matter equivalents, touching briefly on relativistic effects and related quantum phenomena.


  • 26 hours of lectures
  • 12 hours of practicals and workshops
  • 112 hours of guided independent study


  • Core learning exercises (30%)
  • Project (20%)
  • Workshops (10%)
  • Exam, 2 hours (40%)