Postgraduate courses

We have been training medical physicists for over thirty years and are home to the scientific discovery which empowered the internet.

Find a course

We offer a flexible general physics masters course, as well as three specialist masters courses which build on particular strengths within our Department.

Find out more about applying to Surrey.

What our students say

Read our student profiles to discover first-hand what it's like to study with us.

The structure of the course has allowed me to gain good skills for my future. Manasavee Lohvithee, MSc Physics (Euromasters)
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I’ve found that the academic staff in the Department of Physics are friendly, enthusiastic, and always encourage you to do your best. Hamed Alshammari, MSc Radiation and Environmental Protection
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Study abroad

You have the opportunity to acquire international experience as part of your studies, by taking advantage of exchange agreements with our partner universities.

Locations of our partner universities include Australia, Germany, Canada, United States and Singapore.


Our Employability and Professional Skills Advisor, Kay Pearson, works on a range of opportunities for our students to connect with employers during their studies.

    Site visits and fairs

    Open days at research institutes and labs are available for our students. We also promote specialist careers fairs in areas such as technology, aerospace and aviation as well as organise visits to part of the Medical Physics department at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

    Employment mentoring

    Employer mentors can offer support and guidance with things like:

    • Gaining an insight into a particular area of work
    • Thinking about whether to stay in academia after your course or move into commerce, industry or business
    • Developing your professional network
    • Learning about an organisation or company and its culture.

      Employer talks

      Each semester, there is a programme of employer talks held in the department. Recent speakers include:

      • Framestore (digital media/special effects)
      • Ultra Electronics (nuclear radiation detectors)
      • Culham Centre for Fusion Energy
      • NPL (National Physical Laboratory).

        Your university experience

        Get involved in extracurricular activities to enhance your career prospects and know that you are studying within a department who celebrates equality and diversity.

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        Scholarships and bursaries

        Discover how we may be able to support your studies with a host of bursaries and scholarships directly from the University of Surrey and external providers.


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