Taught course


Imperial College London · Department of Physics

Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is a first-class degree in physics, with strong mathematical content. Other scientific disciplines with significant physics and mathematical content are also accepted.

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

Months of entry


Course content

This prestigious course is tailored to very able graduates who wish to deepen their knowledge of physics, and are looking to pursue a research career within a university, industrial or national research laboratory.

The course is open to both physicists and students from mathematics, chemistry or engineering disciplines, provided they have a sufficiently strong physics and mathematics background.

The MSc builds upon the existing Master's programmes and 4th year lecture modules, with new advanced teaching and project elements designed specifically to further develop research skills.

The 12-month full-time programme consists of lecture courses and project work. This is followed by a three-month supervised project in a specialist area, drawn from the wide range of research activity carried out within the Department or at an external research laboratory or company.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Loli Sanchez
+44 (0)20 7594 7512