This course is ideal both for graduates who would like to undertake original research without committing themselves to a three-year PhD, and for students who want to gain a research-based Master's before embarking on their PhD.
The major element of this course is a research project which is carried out under supervision. There is also a minor taught element, with classes covering a wide range of generic research-related topics.
Key facts about the course
||Master of Science by Research
||One year full-time or two years part-time
|Department and Faculty
||Physics, Faculty of Science
Professor Jon Goff
Director of Graduate Studies
|Contact for more information
Fees / funding
Please visit the Fees and funding pages for the latest information about tuition fees and the different sources of funding which may be available to you.
How to apply
Applications for entry to all our full-time postgraduate degrees can be made online.
Further information on making an application, including the documentation that you will need to submit with the application is available in the How to apply section of this site.
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