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The aim of the programme is to deepen your understanding of a chosen branch of contemporary physics or astrophysics, covering advanced concepts and techniques, leaving you well prepared for further doctoral level study and research. The programme will also enable you to develop skills transferable to a wide range of other careers.
The MSc in Physics is designed to provide a postgraduate award, with 120 ECTS credits, which will allow you to enter doctoral level programmes in other European countries.
You will cover advanced concepts and techniques in either astrophysics or an area of physics. The combination of advanced taught programmes and an extended research training project will allow you to gain a deep understanding of your chosen area of physics or astrophysics. The MSc in Physics is an initiative of the South East Physics Network (SEPnet). The consortium institutions each offer programmes, which are mutually compatible. This allows you to have the possibility of transferring to a partner institution for the second year.
Year 1: Either eight modules from the Intercollegiate MSci fourth year or eight taught modules of the MSc Astrophysics.
Year 2: Advanced Research methods (30 credits) and an an extended research-training project, including appropriate taught material and training, and the production of a dissertation.
Assessment will be by examination, some modules also have a coursework component. The research-training project is assessed by written dissertation. Lab work may be required for some modules and/or projects.