Research course


Newcastle University · School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • physics
  • mathematics
  • electrical or electronic engineering
  • a related subject such as mechanical engineering, computer science or chemistry

For the Physics (Experimental), MRes you should demonstrate a strong grasp of solid-state physics and/or relevant experience of experimental physics.

For the Physics (Theoretical), MRes you should demonstrate a strong grasp of theoretical physics and/or scientific computing.

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have non-standard qualifications and significant, relevant industry experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Physics MRes gives you:

  • advanced research skills and knowledge in physics
  • problem-solving skills
  • quantitative analysis knowledge

You'll be suitable for the programme if you have a BSc in physics, or a closely related subject such as mathematics, chemistry or engineering.

A major part of the programme is to work within a research group. You'll employ modern techniques and equipment to tackle a problem of fundamental or technological importance

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0) 191 208 6960