Research course


University of Exeter · Physics
MSc by researchMPhilPhD

Entry requirements

Please contact the School for details.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Physics’ research activities are concentrated in four research groups: Astrophysics, Biomedical Physics, Electromagnetic and Acoustic Materials, and Quantum Systems and Nanomaterials. All research students join one of these groups, and those associated with the two materials themes may be allocated a studentship as part Exeter’s Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2).

The academic team have an outstanding breadth of knowledge, passion and energy across a wide range of research interests, from quantum behaviour in nanomaterials, the formation of stars and the age of the universe to biomedical physics, photonics and astrophysics

Department specialisms

Astrophysics; Biomedical Physics; Electromagnetic and Acoustic Materials; and Quantum Systems and Nanomaterials.

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found at

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
24-36 months
full time
12-24 months


part time
48-60 months
full time
24-36 months


full time
36-48 months
part time
72-84 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Admissions
+44 (0)1392 723647