Normally a first class honours degree in Physics or other physical science or engineering subject with a strong mathematical and theoretical content.
Months of entry
- analysing the effect of meteorite impacts on planets, spacecraft and satellites
- understanding how tsunamis are formed
- understanding the high pressure conditions that occur at the core of planets
This course explores the response of a wide range of materials, from rock to plasma, when subjected to rapid or high pressure loading. This area is important for a number of applications, such as:
- preventing impact damage to transportation vehicles
- petrochemical and other offshore platforms
- astrophysics and studies into the internal conditions of nuclear energy reactors
You will be trained in techniques that are of value to potential industrial employers, government agencies and other organisations.
Fees and funding
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
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||25|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||10|
|Dissertation||65 (20000 words)|
Course contact details
- Dr Bill Proud
- + 44 (0)20 7594 5898