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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 12.4k
  • Foreign: $ 26.1k
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    This new programme is a one year masters level qualification in Physics in one of three research streams: Theoretical Physics, Particle Physics or Condensed Matter Physics.

    The aim of the programme is to deepen your understanding of your chosen branch of contemporary physics, 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.

    This programme will:

    * Teach you the fundamental laws and physical principles, along with their applications, in your chosen area of physics.
    * Introduce you to research methodology, and how to manage your own research, making use of journal articles and other primary sources.
    * Allow you to communicate complex scientific ideas, concisely, accurately and informatively.
    * Instruct you how to use mathematical analysis to model physical behaviour and interpret the mathematical descriptions of physical phenomena.

    The programme consists of eight taught and examined modules during the first two semesters and a substantial research project undertaken in the second and third semesters within the relevant research group.

    Students will take 120 credits of taught modules and a 60-credit research project.

    You will also be allowed to take modules from University College London, King's College London or Royal Holloway, University of London, as per the current intercollegiate arrangements for the MSci in Physics.

    The three pathways would have the following preliminary indicative structures (TBC):

    MSc Physics (Theoretical Physics)

    Semester A

    * Electromagnetic theory
    * Relativistic waves and quantum fields
    * Math methods for Theoretical Physics
    * Advanced quantum theory

    Semester B

    * Statistical mechanics
    * Advanced quantum field theory
    * Plus two further modules, chosen from a list of approved modules * MSc research project

    MSc Physics (Particle Physics)

    Semester A

    * Particle Physics
    * Particle accelerator physics
    * Computing and statistical data analysis
    * Relativistic waves and quantum fields

    Semester B

    * Standard model physics and beyond
    * Supersymmetry and gauge symmetry
    * Advanced quantum field theory
    * Relativity and gravitation
    * MSc research project

    MSc Physics (Condensed Matter Physics)

    Semester A

    * Atom and photon physics
    * Physics at the nanoscale
    * Superfluids, condensates, and superconductors

    Semester B

    * Electronic structure methods
    * Order and excitations in condensed matter
    * Statistical mechanics
    * Plus two further modules chosen from a list of approved modules
    * MSc research project

    Audience

    Physics graduates interested in gaining further specialist knowledge that will prepare you for doctoral level study and research, or develop skills transferable to a wide range of other careers.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    We expect students to have at least an upper second class degree in Physics or closely related discipline; in exceptional circumstances students may be admitted with a lower second class degree.Non-native English speaking applicants would have to achieve at least 6.5 IELTS score or the equivalent in the relevant TOEFL assessment. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 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.

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