Research course

Physics

Institution
Open University · School of Physical Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

PhD: Entry requirements vary according to the research topic and/or specific studentships. The normal minimum entrance requirement is an upper second class honours degree or masters degree, relevant to the proposed area of study, from a recognised higher education institution in the UK. You should also have experience of academic research in the previous four years, normally in the form of either a masters degree in research methods, an undergraduate degree with a research element in the final year, or work-related experience with evidence through research reports.

MPhil: Applicants should normally hold, or be expecting to obtain, a bachelors degree with at least first or upper-second class honours, or an equivalent qualification. However, entry requirements differ between academic areas, and sometimes a taught masters degree is also required.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

Research in physics within the School of Physical Sciences falls into the following main research themes:

  • Cold atoms for quantum technology
  • Experimental and computational molecular physics
  • Molecular clusters
  • Physics education
  • Plasma science
  • Theory of condensed matter and biophysics

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
      full time
      36 months
      • MPhil
        full time
        15 months
          part time
          24 months

          Course contact details

          Name
          Administrative Support
          Email
          stem-sps-phd-admin@open.ac.uk
          Phone
          +44 (0)1908 858253