The course gives you the opportunity to explore and master theoretical, computational and experimental physics skills with wide application.

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 and computational physics; quantum optics and quantum information; complexity science; physics and the life sciences; solid-state physics; plasma physics.

The knowledge you gain in the taught components is then put to use in a cutting-edge research project, which can be theoretical, computational or experimental.

Study Details:

MSc 12 months full-time 24 months part-time

Module Details:

Research Skills; Project Training; Project; Introductory Nanoscience; Advanced Nanoscience 1: Imaging & Microscopy; Advanced Nanoscience 2: Solid State Nanoscience; Topics in Photonics: Laser & Nonlinear Optics; Optical Design; Experimental Quantum & Atom Optics; Advanced Topics in Photonics: Ultrafast Physics & Plasmas; Device Microfabrication – Principle & Practice; Photonics Materials & Devices (topics in solid state physics); Advanced Photonics Devices; Theoretical Quantum Information; Quantum Optics, Nonlinearity & Open Quantum Systems; Advanced Topics in Complex Systems; Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics; Advanced Topics in Electromagnetism And Plasma Physics.

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Entry Requirements

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

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