A first- or second-class undergraduate honours degree in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees with significant physics content). Those requesting experimental projects must have laboratory experience, and evidence must be supplied, usually in the form of a reference, of competence in the laboratory.
Months of entry
This course provides an excellent grounding for entry to doctoral study across Europe. It is fully compatible with European postgraduate degree structures, providing the equivalent of 120 ECTS credits over two years of study.
In the second year, it includes a significant advanced research component, drawn from any Department specialism including atomic, molecular and optical physics, experimental particle physics and theoretical particle physics (refer to Faculty research interests, as well as astronomy and cosmology.South East Physics Network (SEPnet)
The degree is run as part of SEPnet, a consortium of leading research universities in the South East of England, and there are opportunities for transfers between members of the consortium, and to the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Oxfordshire) and CERN (Switzerland).Assessment
Assessment for the taught modules is by coursework and unseen examination. Assessment for the project is by seminar, and a dissertation of not more than 20,000 words.
We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.
In Year 1, you take eight modules in total from those listed under the MSc in Physics.
Year 2 is taken up by a substantial project at the forefront of current research, supervised by a member of faculty. View an indicative list of possible projects.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit:www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||25|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||25|
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Services