Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Advanced Physics

The department gives MSc students an opportunity to study and perform a research project under the supervision of recognised experts in fields of condensed matter physics and astrophysics, and to acquire specialist knowledge of 1 or a few topics at the cutting edge of contemporary physics. The project will be devoted to one of several topical areas of modern physics including high-temperature superconductivity, terahertz semiconductor and superconductor electronics, quantum computing and quantum metamaterials, physics of extreme conditions and astrophysics. Core study areas currently include mathematical methods for interdisciplinary sciences, research methods in physics, superconductivity and nanoscience and a research project. Optional study areas currently include characterisation techniques in solid state physics, quantum information, advanced characterisation techniques, quantum computing, and physics of complex systems.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class (2.2) Honours degree or equivalent in science or engineering, or appropriate professional experience.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: mathematical methods for interdisciplinary sciences; research methods in physics; superconductivity and nanoscience; research project part 1; research project part 2.
Optional modules: characterisation techniques in solid state physics; fundamentals of quantum information; matlab as a scientific programming language; advanced characterisation techniques; quantum computing; physics of complex systems.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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