University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Physics

This course provides an excellent grounding for entry to doctoral study across Europe. It is fully compatible with European postgraduate degree structures, providing the equivalent of 120 ECTS credits over two years of study. In the second year, it includes a significant advanced research component, drawn from any Department specialism including atomic, molecular and optical physics, experimental particle physics and theoretical particle physics (refer to Faculty research interests, as well as astronomy and cosmology. The degree is run as part of SEPnet, a consortium of leading research universities in the South East of England, and there are opportunities for transfers between members of the consortium, and to the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (Oxfordshire) and CERN (Switzerland).

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2nd Class undergraduate Honours Degree in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees with significant physics content). Those requesting experimental projects must have laboratory experience, and evidence must be supplied, usually in the form of a reference, of competence in the laboratory.

Assessment methods

Assessment for the taught modules is by coursework and unseen examination. Assessment for the project is by seminar, and a dissertation of not more than 20,000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (European) Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,050 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc (European) Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,350 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc (European) Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc (European) Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc (European) Full-time October 2016 GBP 5,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

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