University of Surrey

University of Surrey


**Why choose this course** Physics is simply the study of nature. It aspires to give us answers to the questions that cry out for explanation. Our MSc in Physics will allow you to explore and expand our understanding of the world, equipping you to address the challenges that our society faces. Our Department of Physics is home to inspirational research activity and excellent teaching. Our research spans the breadth of modern physics and is supported by advanced facilities. We collaborate with a variety of partners across the academic, public and industry communities, including the National Physical Laboratory. **What you will study** Our MSc in Physics is a flexible course, allowing you to tailor your studies by selecting modules from a wide range of fundamental and applied physics topics. The application-focused modules are co-taught by practitioners in public service and industry to ensure that students gain real-world insight. Furthermore, an 11-week project will give you the opportunity to apply your new knowledge and skills to a project relevant to pioneering research. Our MSc in Physics offers you the flexibility to tailor your studies according to your interests, building on the research strengths of our friendly department and the supportive environment that we provide for our students.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Chemistry, Electronic Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Physics, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 (full-time) ADVANCED QUANTUM PHYSICS Optional COSMOLOGY AND GALAXY FORMATION Optional EXPERIMENTAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR MEDICAL PHYSICS Optional INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY AND RADIATION BIOLOGY Optional LIGHT AND MATTER Optional MODERN ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES Optional NUCLEAR ASTROPHYSICS Optional RADIATION LABORATORY SKILLS Optional RADIATION MEASUREMENT Optional RADIATION PHYSICS Optional RESEARCH TECHNIQUES IN ASTRONOMY Optional SEMICONDUCTOR PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY Optional SOFT MATTER AND BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS Optional SPECIAL RELATIVITY Optional ASTROPHYSICAL DYNAMICS Optional DIAGNOSTIC APPLICATIONS OF IONISING RADIATION PHYSICS Optional ENVIRONMENT AND LEGISLATION Optional EXPLOSIVE STELLAR PHENOMENA Optional EXTENDED GROUP PROJECT Optional GENERAL RELATIVITY Optional NON-IONISING RADIATION IMAGING Optional NON-LINEAR PHYSICS Optional NUCLEAR METROLOGY Optional NUCLEAR REACTOR AND HEALTH PHYSICS Optional QUANTUM MAGNETISM AND SUPERCONDUCTIVITY Optional RESEARCH PROJECT AND DISSERTATION Optional THERAPY PHYSICS Optional TOPICS IN THEORETICAL PHYSICS Optional Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7 Choose 4 optional modules in Semester 1 and 4 optional modules in Semester 2. A maximum of 2 optional modules may be chosen from FHEQ Level 6 in consultation with the personal tutor and requires approval from the Programme Leader, which is expected to be granted if similar modules have not been studies as part of the students previous formal education (i.e. 1st degree). Students carry out the 60 credit dissertation in the summer. Hence the total credits for the programme are 180. PGCert Physics: 60 taught module credits, a minimum of 45 credits at FHEQ Level 7 (must include PHYM054 or PHYM036) and the remainder at FHEQ Level6. PGDip Physics: 120 taught module credits, a minimum of 90 credits at FHEQ Level 7, and the remainder at FHEQ Level 6. MSc Physics: 180 credits a minimum of 90 credits at FHEQ Level 7 and the remainder at FHEQ Level 6. Please see our website for PT modules.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months

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Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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