Taught course

Advanced Physics

Institution
Loughborough University · Department of Physics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in science or engineering, or appropriate professional experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc physics programme will give you the key skills needed for employment in industry, public service or academic research.

Reflecting the research strengths and specialisms of our Department of Physics, the MSc Advanced Physics programme combines compulsory modules in superconductivity and nanoscience with options that include quantum computing and solid state physics.

Over the course of the programme, you will explore diverse modules which will allow you to apply and communicate your knowledge of materials science. This will culminate in the development of an individual project essay in which you will consider a particular aspect of physics and gain experience in conducting a piece of original applied research. This project will be devoted to one of several topical areas of modern physics, including:

  • high-temperature superconductivity
  • terahertz semiconductor and superconductor electronics
  • quantum computing and quantum metamaterials
  • physics of extreme conditions.

Your studies will be enhanced by our recent investment in state-of-the-art labs, giving you access to a wide variety of experimental facilities including pulsed laser deposition, atomic force microscopy, Raman scattering and x-ray diffraction. In addition, we have a departmental observatory with a 16-inch equatorially mounted Meade telescope and other astronomical equipment.

Who should study this programme?

This programme is aimed at students who are passionate about physics and seek a master's in the subject to deepen their knowledge. Our MSc physics gives you the opportunity to grow and specialise in your area of interest. You will also be able to conduct an individual project (with academic supervision) in which you can apply your broad understanding of basic principles to the solution of a specific and detailed problem pertinent to an area of current research activity.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries Team
Email
PGEnquiries@lboro.ac.uk