We normally require a minimum of an upper second class Honours degree or equivalent in physics or a related field.
Months of entry
January, October, July, April
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Swansea is a research led University to which the Physics department makes a significant contribution, meaning that as a Postgraduate Physics Student you will benefit from the knowledge and skills of internationally renowned academics.
The Department received top ratings of 4* and 3* in the 2008 RAE, which classified our research as World-leading or Internationally excellent in terms of its originality, significance and rigour.
The two main research groups within the Department of Physics currently focus on the following areas of research:
Atomic, Molecular and Quantum Physics Group
- Antihydrogen, positronium and positrons
- The cryo-EDM experiment
- Quantum control
- Cold atom physics
- Nano-scale physics and the life sciences
- Analytical laser spectroscopy unit
- Ultrafast Dynamics, Imaging and Microscopy
Particle Physics Theory Group
- Integrability and AdS/CFT
- Higher spin holography
- Dense quark matter at strong coupling and gauge/string duality
- Quantum fields in curved spacetime
- Theoretical cosmology
- Amplitudes in gauge and supergravity theories
- Non-abelian T-duality and supergravity solutions
- Holography and physics beyond the Standard Model
- Large-N gauge theories, supersymmetry and duality
- Lattice studies of strongly interacting systems
- Lattice QCD at nonzero temperature
- Dense quark matter and the sign problem
- High-performance computing
Information for international students
Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Physics Admissions
- +44 (0)1792 295720