Taught course

Nanotechnology and Low Temperature Physics

Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Physics

Entry requirements

Admission to the programme depends on qualifications and experience, which must satisfy the conditions of entry to the MSc degree established by the University of London. Graduates of British Universities are normally required to have a first or second class Honours in physics or a closely related subject. Students would normally be expected to have taken courses in solid state physics, statistical physics, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics and electromagnetism. Overseas applicants must have reached an equivalent level and standard and also have a qualification in English at the level specified in the College Postgraduate Prospectus.

Months of entry


Course content

Lecture courses in theoretical and experimental aspects of nanophysics, low temperature
physics, and their associated technologies, which bring the student to the frontier of
recent developments in the field (62.5%). Students may choose courses to reflect their
own interests.
An experimental, theoretical or computational project in nanophysics or low temperature
physics carried out under the direction of a member of the academic staff (25%). This
element is likely to involve some original research.
A course on key skills, which includes topics such as preparing and giving a talk,
preparing posters, scientific writing, teaching and management skills (12.5%).

Fees and funding

Departmental studentships of up to £3,000.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations65
Dissertation10 (10000 words)
project report25

Course contact details

Dr Stuart Flockton
44(0) 1784 443448
44(0) 1784 472794