Staff in the School of Mathematics and Physics conduct research in fundamental and applied mathematics and physics, ranging from pure mathematics to applied nano-science at the interface between biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics.

Physics is a fundamental science which underpins our understanding of the world around us, from distant galaxies to the smallest particles. Physics challenges our thinking and changes our lives through developments in new technologies, healthcare and how we live.

The MSc Physics at Lincoln combines training in fundamental and applied physics balanced by an emphasis on personal and professional development. It aims to develop broad problem-solving skills, and includes a substantial research component.

The programme is structured around three core areas; students choose four taught modules designed to provide in-depth teaching of cutting-edge physics ideas, mathematical methods, and techniques; personal and professional development and entrepreneurial physics training; and an extended individual research project that begins in the second term and will be targeted to fit with students’ ambitions for the future.

Study Details:

1yr Full Time

Module Details:

  • Entrepreneurial Physics (Core)
  • Materials Modelling (Option)†
  • Professional and Personal Development (Core)

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Student Destinations

This programme is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills which may open up a range of career paths in academia, industry, or within start-ups businesses.
The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual, support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your programme, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and online resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice, and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities. The service works closely with local, national, and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.


Entry Requirements

First or upper second class honours degree in Physics or a closely related subject, or equivalent experience.

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Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.

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