Research course

Physics (by research)

Institution
University of York · Department of Physics
Qualifications
MSc by research

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Entry requirements

You should have, or be about to complete, a BSc degree at 2:2 (or equivalent) in Physics, or a related subject.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

The MSc by Research is a one-year programme which allows you to pursue your research interests.

Unlike a conventional taught Masters course, you work full-time on your own research project. You'll be supported with a small number of taught modules to develop your knowledge and practical skills.

You'll have 12 months to work on an excitiing research project, and a further three months (if required) to write your thesis.

The MSc course is ideal if:

  • You would like to study for a research degree without the three or four year commitment to a PhD degree
  • You would like to study a further qualification to prepare you for PhD study
  • You are an overseas student requiring an interim qualification after 12 to 15 months' study

Also available as a distance learning (DL) course. This is a one-year programme which allows you to pursue your research interests from home.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Email
physics-pg-admissions@york.ac.uk