University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Applied Physics

Our MSc in Applied Physics? is a vocational course for anyone with a background in the physical sciences or engineering. You can choose classes relevant to your career interests from a wide range of topics including: - high-power microwave technology - laser-based particle acceleration and enabled applications - physics and the life sciences - materials and solid state physics - photonics - quantum optics and quantum information technology On the MSc programme you'll acquire: - in-depth knowledge of current and emerging theories, techniques and practices within the field of physics and the life sciences and the ability to apply these theories in a professional setting - problem-solving and high numeracy skills that are widely sought-after across the commercial sector skills required to use high-power microwave technology in an industrial environment - professional abilities in applying laser-based particle acceleration and enabled applications - in-depth knowledge of materials and solid state physics, photonics & quantum optics and quantum information technology - You'll put the knowledge gained in the taught classes to use on a research project. You can design the project to fit in with your interests and career plans. The course gives you the opportunity to explore and master a wide range of applied physics skills. It teaches you transferable, problem-solving and numeracy skills that are widely sought after across the commercial sector.

Entry requirements

MSc: Minimum second-class honours degree, or international equivalent, in physics or related subject, eg Engineering Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Applicants from an engineering discipline need to have had sufficient exposure to quantum mechanics and solid state physics, e.g. by semiconductor technology courses, 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). Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: Minimum second-class honours degree, or international equivalent, in physics or related subject, eg Engineering Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Applicants from an engineering discipline need to have had sufficient exposure to quantum mechanics and solid state physics, e.g. by semiconductor technology courses, 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; Experimental Quantum & Atom Optics; Advanced Topics in Photonics: Ultrafast Physics & Plasmas; 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; Optical Communication (photonic systems); Control Principles.

Assessment methods

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

Qualifications

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

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions - Faculty of Science
Telephone number: 
01415483623