Taught course


Imperial College London · Department of Physics

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry


Course content

The Department offers a prestigious MSc in Physics, tailored to very able BSc graduates who wish to deepen their knowledge of physics and who are looking to pursue a research career within a university, industrial or national research laboratory.

A stream is available within this course in shock physics: MSc in Physics with Shock Physics. This stream focuses on the understanding of what happens to matter under extreme conditions.

A second stream is available in nanophotonics: MSc in Physics with Nanophotonics. This stream considers the interaction of photons with matter at the smallest of scales.

The Department also offers a two-year MSc in Physics with Extended Research. The MSc in Physics with Extended Research shares the same course as the 12-month programme, except that the project is undertaken over nine months in the second academic year.

Fees and funding

UK students
For up-to-date information please visit out website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/studentfinance/tuitionfees

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

For more information on the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations55
Written coursework / continuous assessment5
Dissertation40 (25000 words)

Course contact details

Loli Sanchez