UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)


This course provides students with the skills, knowledge and research ability for a career in physics. The programme is designed to satisfy the need, both nationally and internationally, for well-qualified postgraduates who will be able to respond to the challenges that arise from future developments in this field.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in physics or electrical engineering from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Course modules

Core modules: advanced quantum theory; particle physics; atom and photon physics; quantum computation and communication; order and excitations in condensed matter; mathematics for general relativity; space plasma and magnetospheric physics; molecular physics; options: astrophysics; space and climate science; medical physics; physics and astrophysics; plastic and molecular (opto)electronics.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical, laboratory and computer-based classes. Student performance is assessed through coursework and written examination. The research project is assessed by literature survey, oral presentation and the dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Departmental scholarships; Graduate School Research Scholarships.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 11,460 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 7246