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The MSc Physics Euromasters offers you the flexibility to tailor your studies according to your interests, building on the research strengths of our friendly Department, and the supportive environment that we provide for our students.
We collaborate with a variety of partners across the academic, public and industry communities, including the National Physical Laboratory.
The MSc Physics (Euromasters) is a two year alternative to traditional Masters programmes and combines advanced taught technical content with modules in research skills and public engagement and an extended dissertation project.
You will select modules from a wide range of fundamental and applied physics topics. The application-focused modules are co-taught by practitioners in public service and industry to ensure that students gain real-world insight.
Your chosen research projects can open the door to many careers, not just further research. They will give you tangible experience of working independently and communicating your work effectively and efficiently in written form: key requirements in many professions.
This programme is studied full-time over two academic years. It consists of ten taught modules and a dissertation project. Part-time students study the same content over 4 academic years.
Please note that fees are payable in both years of study on Euromasters programmes, covering 120 credits for each year. The fees listed on this page are for the first year of study only.
The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
The primary aim of the programme is to provide a flexible high quality postgraduate level qualification in physics. It integrates the acquisition of core scientific knowledge with the development of key practical skills in the student’s chosen area of specialisation.
In addition the 2nd year of the programme offers the unique opportunity to engage with a 9 month long dissertation project. Students will be embedded as full members in existing research groups in either academia, national or international research organisations or industry, in order to provide an in depth experience of all aspects of a researcher’s work. primary aim of This in depth dissertation phase the programme is to provide a high quality postgraduate level qualification in Physics that is fully compatible with the spirit and the letter of the Bologna Accord, hence comparable to the majority of European Master programmes.
The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, skills, qualities and other attributes in the following areas: Concepts and theories: Students will be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of theories and ideas in a sub-discipline of Physics. They will have insight into current topics and problems of that sub-discipline in a professional and/or academic context
Instrumentation and materials: Students will understand the operation, function and performance of key devices and technologies or principles of physics relevant to their chosen specialisation
Methods and best practices: Students will become fully acquainted with the scientific methods and best practices of physics and exposed to a specialized field described in the programme handbook
Students will be able to carry out a scientific investigation under the guidance and advice of their supervisor. They will acquire, analyse, interpret and draw conclusions from their findings with the appropriate numerical methods and due consideration to uncertainties; they will also be able to critically evaluate the significance of their conclusions, strengths and weaknesses of their study in the context of up-to-date literature relevant to their research topic and present their work in written form to the scientific audience of their speciality in a professional and concise manner
Throughout the programme, students will develop the ability to manage their own learning in terms of time management as well as identifying and accessing the resources required for their academic study
Students will gain an in depth insight into the everyday operation of the research environment and community, including project planning, review processes, and science communication (including non-specialist audiences)
The different learning outcomes of the MSC Physics (Euromasters) may be summarised as follows:
We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.
In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.
Learn more about opportunities that might be available for this particular programme by using our student exchanges search tool.
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Please note these fees are for the academic year 2017/2018 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.