Taught course

Physics and Business Management

University of Leeds · School of Physics and Astronomy

Entry requirements

A first or higher second class honours degree (2:1) or equivalent, in a physics or a related physical science.

Months of entry


Course content

A unique interdisciplinary Professional Masters degree that offers the opportunity to develop both high level physics competencies and key business management skills simultaneously.

This course is for graduates in Physics or related physical science subjects, with an aspiration to become senior managers in global companies or entrepreneurs, where understanding technology and the ability to manage innovation in business are key to success. It combines a core set of Business Management modules with a selected range of optional Physics modules, allowing the programme to be tailored to suit individual requirements. A unique feature of the programme is that the Physics and Business Management elements are integrated and not studied in isolation of one another. A large research project forms the capstone of the programme bringing together the business and scientific elements to solve a business-specified problem.

The course is delivered using a mixture of learning and teaching styles. Problem-based learning and project work allow you to gain hands-on experience, investigating and applying topics from your lectures and seminars to real-life situations. You will also have access to specialist laboratories which are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. The research project will be carried out in conjunction with industry and will bring together both business and scientific elements to solve a business-specified problem.

You will gain the most up-to-date knowledge from academic staff working at the forefront of science and business, carrying out internationally excellent research at the leading edge of their subject area. You will work in an active, interdisciplinary environment, with researchers from physics, mathematics, computer science, engineering and business backgrounds, providing you with the skills to actively contribute in a diverse range of business climates. You will receive sector specific training to suit your own career objectives and be given the guidance to apply your knowledge by experts from both the business and science communities.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will be required to produce evidence of a language qualification, such as; IELTS (6.5), IBT TOEFL (92 overall) or PTE (64 overall).

Fees and funding

The School of Physics and Astronomy offers up to 10 partial-fee, Dean's International Postgraduate Masters Scholarships, worth £2,000 each. These awards are open to international candidates who have been accepted for admission on this full-time MSc programme, and who are eligible to pay tuition fees at the full international rate. Eligible applicants will automatically be considered for these awards at the time of application, so are not required to complete an application form.

A number of University scholarships are also available, as well as the Alumni Bursary, which provides a 10% fee discount for students who have previously studied at the University of Leeds.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
00 44 (0) 113 343 3839