MSc/PgDip Advanced Physics

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    MSc/PgDip Study mode and duration: MSc: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

    PgDip: 9 months full-time, 21 months part-time

Course Description

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  • focus on topics such as theoretical physics, quantum information, plasma physics and solid state physics
  • choose taught elements relevant to your career interests
  • gain transferable, problem solving and numeracy skills
  • opportunity to choose classes relevant to your interests

Why this course?

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 & computational physics
  • quantum optics and quantum information
  • complexity science
  • physics and the life sciences
  • solid-state physics
  • plasma physics

You’ll put the knowledge gained in the taught components to use in a cutting-edge research project, which can be theoretical, computational or experimental.

Entry Requirements

Minimum second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in physics (Mathematics and Physics, Theoretical Physics, Astrohphysics, Engineering Physics etc), or a related subject.

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Student Destinations

A Masters degree in Physics prepares you for a wide and versatile range of careers in science and engineering as well as all areas of management, financial services, etc. Many graduates proceed to a PhD.

Strathclyde Physics graduates are working across the world in a number of different roles including:

  • Medical Physicist
  • Senior Engineer
  • Professor
  • Systems Engineer
  • Treasury Analyst
  • Patent Attorneys
  • Software Engineer
  • Teacher
  • Spacecraft Project Manager
  • Defence Scientist
  • Procurement Manager

Module Details

Semester 1
Physics Skills (20 credits)

Project (60 credits)

Elective modules
Semester 1
Research Skills (20 credits)

Introductory Nanoscience (20 credits)

Photonics Materials & Devices (topics in solid state physics) (20 credits)

Topics in Photonics: Laser & Nonlinear Optics (20 credits)

Topics in Quantum Physics (20 credits)

Semester 1 & 2
Semester 2
Advanced Nanoscience 1: Imaging & Microscopy (20 credits)

Advanced Nanoscience 2: Solid State Nanoscience (20 credits)

Advanced Topics in Photonics: Ultrafast Physics & Plasmas (20 credits)

Advanced Photonics Devices (20 credits)

Advanced Topics in Quantum Physics (20 credits)

Advanced Topics In Electromagnetism And Plasma Physics (20 credits)

Experimental Laboratories (20 credits)

Advanced Topics in Light-Matter Interaction and Quantum Optics (20 credits)

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