University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Physics

The programme enables students to obtain a postgraduate qualification in the subject by following a customised programme of taught modules tailored specifically, in agreement with the programme director, to suit the student's interests and previous knowledge. Students select eight modules (one taught compulsory module and seven optional taught modules) from a wide range of fundamental and applied physics topics, offered in the first year. Students tailor their study programme to suit their interests and needs in discussion with the course director (and subject to timetabling). The skills learnt are then used and applied during the summer, when students will undertake an eleven-week research project. The project may be undertaken in collaboration with an external partner organisation, which might be an industrial company or a national or international research facility such as the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in the physical sciences or in a relevant engineering discipline. Applicants with suitable industrial experience will also be considered. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS minimum overall 6.5 with IELTS 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Research skills; research project and dissertation. Optional modules: Radiation physics; radiation measurement; radiation laboratory skills; introduction to radiation biology; non linear physics; topics in theoretical physics; imaging and remote sensing; non-ionising radiation imaging; therapy physics; diagnostic applications of ionising radiation physics; radiation protection; nuclear power and non-ionising radiation; environmental physics and environmental protection; extended group project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a combination of coursework and examination as well as a research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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