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Postgraduate taught courses

Two distinctive programmes are offered, leading to the Master of Science degree.

Euromasters in Physics

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Two year Msc in any research area
Part of the South East Physics Network Partnership
First year consists of mainly taught courses from the list in the fourth tab.

Second research years can be at Royal Holloway or the Universities of Kent, Queen Mary, Southampton, Surrey or Sussex.

Click here for more information on the entry requirements, more details about what you'll learn and how you are assessed and how to apply.

Msc in Physics by Research

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One-year Msc available in any research area
75 per cent : major project in one of the research areas of the Department
25 per cent : three closely related lecture courses from the list in the third tab.

Many students take this degree in order to get a taste of research without an initial commitment to a three-year PhD. However approximately 50 per cent follow on with a PhD. The Msc in Physics Research may also be taken by those qualified to Bsc level who desire to progress to doctoral studies.

Find out more.

Choice of courses currently available

  •    Research Review
  •    Statistical Mechanics
  •    Advanced Quantum theory
  •    Relativistic Waves & Quantum Fields
  •    Electromagnetic Theory
  •    Galaxy and Cluster Dynamics
  •    Atom and Photon Physics
  •    Quantum Computation and Communication
  •    Molecular Physics
  •    Particle Physics
  •    Order & Excitations in Cond. Matt.
  •    Theoretical Treatments of Nano-systems
  •    Physics at the Nanoscale
  •    Superfluids, Condensates and Superconductors
  •    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
  •    Computing & Statist. Data Analysis
  •    Stellar Structure and Evolution 
  •    Advanced Cosmology
  •    Relativity and Gravitation
  •    Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics
  •    Planetary Atmospheres
  •    Solar Physics
  •    Solar System
  •    The Galaxy
  •    Astrophysical Plasmas
  •    Space Plasma and Magnetospheric Physics
  •    Image Capture & Sensor Technology

Typical entry requirements

The normal route into an MSc is a first or second class degree in Physics or related subject from a UK university or the equivalent from a non-UK university.

Students with lower qualifications are sometimes accepted if they can make a special case.

English language requirements: TOEFL score of 570 or an IELTS grade of 6.5.

More details can be found on our International pages


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