Entry requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in Physics or a relevant subject.

Months of entry

October

Course content

You can begin this programme at any time of the academic year, as agreed with your supervisor. You will define and manage an independent research project which will equip you for more sustained and original work at the doctoral level, or for advanced level applied research positions in a range of organisations.

The programme is flexible to support learning in a variety of educational and practical research contexts: either on campus or in industry.

There is a period of induction with a project supervisor where you will complete a learning plan and assess your research training development needs.

At the end of the third month (full-time) or sixth month (part-time) you will submit a report which will enable your supervisor to offer formative feedback on your writing skills, progress to date and ability to synthesise information.

Finally, you will complete a dissertation based on your research.

Information for international students

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 5.5 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.

If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Fees and funding

Learn more at our fees and funding page

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 592032