Entry requirements

Learn more via the entry requirements page.

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).

Department specialisms

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

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.0. No less than 6.0 in any section.


Overall score 87 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

55 overall with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,400 (full-time) £2,200 (part-time)
International students
£23,000 (full-time)

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

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

Dr Feodor Ogrin
+44 (0)1392 723647