University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Advanced Physics

The course gives you the opportunity to explore and master theoretical, computational and experimental physics skills with wide application. Our four divisions - Nanoscience, Optics, Plasmas and the Institute of Photonics - all contribute research-based teaching expertise to the course. You can choose taught elements relevant to your career interests from a wide range of topics, including: theoretical and computational physics; quantum optics and quantum information; complexity science; physics and the life sciences; solid-state physics; plasma physics. The knowledge you gain in the taught components is then put to use in a cutting-edge research project, which can be theoretical, computational or experimental.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: Minimum second-class honours degree, or international equivalent, in physics (Mathematics and Physics, Theoretical Physics, Astrohphysics, Engineering Physics etc) or a related subject. Applicants from an engineering discipline need to have had sufficient exposure to fundamental physics courses in quantum mechanics and electromagnetism, or need to demonstrate that they can acquire the necessary background. Contact us about your case and the possibility of conversion courses. You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with no component below 5.5).

Course modules

Research Skills; Project Training; Project; Introductory Nanoscience; Advanced Nanoscience 1: Imaging & Microscopy; Advanced Nanoscience 2: Solid State Nanoscience; Topics in Photonics: Laser & Nonlinear Optics; Optical Design; Experimental Quantum & Atom Optics; Advanced Topics in Photonics: Ultrafast Physics & Plasmas; Device Microfabrication - Principle & Practice; Photonics Materials & Devices (topics in solid state physics); Advanced Photonics Devices; Theoretical Quantum Information; Quantum Optics, Nonlinearity & Open Quantum Systems; Advanced Topics in Complex Systems; Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics; Advanced Topics in Electromagnetism And Plasma Physics.

Assessment methods

The final assessment will be based on your performance in examinations, coursework, a research project and, if required, in an oral examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 8,100 per Whole course (Home/EU) 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 19,500 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 19,500 per Whole course (International) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 8,100 per Whole course (Home/EU) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde G1 1XQ Scotland

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Postgraduate Admissions - Faculty of Science
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