Physics

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:1 years
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The MPhil is offered by the Department of Physics as a full-time period of research and introduces students to research skills and specialist knowledge.  Its main aims are:

  • to give students with relevant experience, at first-degree level, the opportunity to carry out focused research in the discipline under close supervision;
  • to give students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme, students will have demonstrated:

  • a comprehensive understanding of techniques, and a thorough knowledge of the literature, applicable to their own research;
  • demonstrated originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in their field;
  • shown abilities in the critical evaluation of current research and research techniques and methodologies;
  • demonstrated some self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and acted autonomously in the planning and implementation of research;
  • produced a dissertation for examination.

The MPhil in Physics is a 12-month full-time programme and involves minimal formal teaching. Students are expected to attend the Department’s programme of research seminars and other graduate courses but most research training is provided within the group structure and overseen by their Supervisor. Informal opportunities to develop research skills also exist through mentoring and other opportunities offered by fellow students and members of staff.

   
One to one supervision

The supervisory team consists of the Principal Supervisor (normally referred to as the Supervisor) and sometimes an Adviser. The Supervisor is the main person appointed to oversee and help with a student's programme of study and an Adviser is appointed to act as a second point of contact for academic advice.

The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice which sets out the University’s expectations regarding supervision

Seminars & classes

Students will be advised by their Supervisor which seminars and classes to attend based on their relevance to
the chosen research project and also to best facilitate integration into the host research group.

Lectures

Students will be advised by their Supervisor which lectures to attend based on their relevance to the chosen
research project and also to best facilitate integration into the host research group.

 

Journal clubs

Students will be advised by their Supervisor which journal clubs to attend based on their relevance to the
chosen research project and also to best facilitate integration into the host research group.

Posters

The Cavendish Graduate Student Conference is held annually, organised by graduate students, and is a one-day event of talks and poster presentations by graduate students from all research groups.

Feedback

Supervisors report termly on the progress of their students and these reports are available to the student.

Graduate students are represented on the Department's Graduate Student Consultative Committee, which normally meets five times a year, and consists of one or more student representatives from each of the research groups. The Committee exists to enable discussion of any issue affecting graduate students and students may approach any member of the Committee to suggest items for discussion.

Assessment

Thesis

The scheme of examination for the MPhil in Physics consists of a thesis, of not more than 15,000 words in length, exclusive of tables, footnotes, bibliography, and appendices, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Physics and Chemistry. The examination includes an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls. The thesis provides evidence to satisfy the Examiners that a candidate can design and carry out investigations, assess and interpret the results obtained, and place the work in the wider perspectives of the subject.

  • Magistr (Master's Degree) at Pass level. Diploma Specialista (completed post-1991) with a minimum overall grade of good or 4/5 Bachelor's from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and other prestigious institutions with an overall grade of 4/5 Bologna Bachelor's from other institutions with an overall grade of 5/5, Excellent
  • Diploma Specialista (completed post-1991) with a minimum overall grade of Excellent or 5/5 Bachelor's from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and other prestigious institutions with an overall grade of 5/5
  • IELTS (Academic) 7.0
  • TOEFL Internet Score 100
  • £50 application fee
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  • Second Academic Reference
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