The normal entry route to the MSc is a first or second class degree in physics or a closely related subject from a UK university, or its equivalent from a non-UK university. Students with a lower qualification are sometimes accepted if they can make a special case.
Months of entry
This programme consists of a major project in one of the research areas of the department together with two closely related lecture courses. An emphasis on experimental, theoretical or computational work is possible. The major aim of the programme is to provide experience of research at the frontiers of physics working as a member of a research team. Many students take this degree in order to get a taste of research without an initial commitment to a three-year PhD. However approximately 50% follow on with a PhD in the UK or abroad.
Fees and funding
Departmental studentships of up to £3,000.
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||25|
|Dissertation||75 (10000 words)|
Course contact details
- Dr Stuart Flockton
- +44 (0)1784 443448
- +44 (0)1784 472794