The Department gives MSc students an opportunity to study and perform a research project under the supervision of recognized experts and to acquire specialist knowledge of one or a few topics at the cutting edge of contemporary physics.

Programme information

The project will be devoted to one of several topical areas of modern physics including high-temperature superconductivity, terahertz semiconductor and superconductor electronics, quantum computing and quantum metamaterials, physics of extreme conditions and astrophysics.

Core study areas currently include mathematical methods for interdisciplinary sciences, research methods in physics, superconductivity and nanoscience and a research project.

Optional study areas currently include characterisation techniques in solid state physics, quantum information, advanced characterisation techniques, quantum computing, and physics of complex systems.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time

Module Details:


Compulsory Modules
  • Mathematical Methods for Interdisciplinary Sciences
  • Research Methods in Physics
  • Superconductivity and Nanoscience
  • Research Project Part 1
  • Research Project Part 2
Optional Modules
  • Characterisation Techniques in Solid State Physics
  • Fundamentals of Quantum Information
  • Matlab as a Scientific Programming Language
  • Advanced Characterisation Techniques
  • Quantum Computing
  • Physics of Complex systems

Student Destinations

The aim of the course is to equip students with key skills they need for employment in industry, public service or academic research.


UK/EU £6,600; International £18,950

Entry Requirements

A second class (2:2) honours degree or equivalent in science or engineering, or appropriate professional experience.

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