Physics of Materials

Study mode:Part-time Languages: English Duration:12 months
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We have a long history of internationally recognized research in the study and development of new materials. This course gives the possibility of working with and learning from expert researchers in the physics of materials in a friendly and vibrant research atmosphere provided by the international team of scientists at the Department of Physics.

This programme contains a combination of supervised research work, development of research skills and taught material. The programme involves a set of taught modules and an experimental or theoretical research projects.

The theme of project will be dedicated to one of the topical areas in physics of materials including graphene-based materials, thin film materials, shape memory compounds or nanomaterials as well as to experimental study of the mechanical properties of composite and plastic materials.

Careers and Further Study
Graduates may opt for a career in high technology industry, commerce, or in research in academia or national research laboratories.

Compulsory Modules

* Condensed Matter Physics
* Statistical and Low Temperature Physics
* Surfaces, Thin Films and High Vacuum
* Superconductivity and Nanoscience
* Mathematical Methods for Interdisciplinary Science
* Research Methods in Physics
* Research Project

Assessment
Written examinations, written reports and oral examinations as appropriate.

Degree or equivalent in science or engineering, or appropriate professional experience.All applicants must have an acceptable qualification in English language before they can be admitted to any postgraduate programme. Below are the main English language qualifications acceptable for entry to the University (these are the minimum and some departments may require higher levels): * GCSE English Language Grade C or above * IELTS band 6.5 or above with not less than 6.0 in each sub test * TOEFL (including the Tests in Written and Spoken Practice) minimum score of 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (Internet-based test) with specific requirements for sub tests English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

We offer more than 100 studentships for taught and research programmes and many departments award their own scholarships and bursaries. Ask for details of these and possible sponsorship opportunities from the department concerned when you apply.

Departmental Bursaries and Scholarships

Many departments offer bursaries to eligible categories of students, and scholarships on a competitive basis, some of which cover all tuition fees. Up-to-date information is available from our website at or speak to the department concerned.

Loughborough Sports Scholarships

We understand the pressure of combining university studying with elite level sport.

In addition to the considerable benefits of first class coaching, access to world class facilities, strength and conditioning and sports medicine support, our Sports Scholarships offer financial support as well as access to a sports mentor, a life skills programme, and the opportunity for flexible study. Our Scholarship holders receive between £500 and £3,500 per year.

To be eligible to apply for a Sports Scholarship, you need to have a confirmed place to study at Loughborough, and usually be competing at least at junior international level.

For full details, see the Loughborough Sport website or email sports-scholars@lboro.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1509 226108

Prizes

University and departmental prizes and bursaries are awarded in many departments to postgraduate students who perform exceptionally well in their work or who contribute to the development of cooperation between the University and the local community.

Prizes awarded to postgraduate students currently include the prestigious Loughborough University Graduate School Prizes each worth £400, and two John Guest Memorial Travelling Scholarships, each valued at £500, awarded to research students to give them the opportunity to extend their knowledge of their subject, either within this country or overseas.

Access to Learning Fund (ALF)

The ALF is available to UK postgraduate (taught and research) students studying at least 50% of a full-time course who experience unanticipated and serious financial difficulties. To qualify, students must meet the same residence conditions as for student loans.

Postgraduate Taught Care Leavers Bursary

Care leavers from the UK who have recently graduated and want to progress onto full-time postgraduate study may be eligible for a bursary worth up to £2,660 which is intended for assistance with the cost of their study.

For more information contact j.sanders@lboro.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1509 222496.

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