Taught course

Physics

Institution
Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Physics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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

September

Course content

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

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations25
Dissertation75 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Dr Stuart Flockton
Email
physics@rhul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1784 443448
Fax
+44 (0)1784 472794