Masters | Postgraduate Course - Physics (by research) MSc Course Details within University of York

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Physics (by research) MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year Full-time

The MSc by Research is a rather unique one year programme which leads to a postgraduate degree. Students work full time on their own research project backed-up by a small number of taught courses and participation in the S.I.E.S.T.A. graduate seminar programme and the skills development programme.

The experience is like a first year of the PhD programme and indeed students can, subject to funding and available supervision, transfer to a PhD at the end of the MSc programme. In that case they only need complete a further two years for the PhD degree. Our research groups include: Condensed Matter Physics; Nuclear Physics; Plasma Physics & Fusion.

Entry Requirements

For an MSc by research, the minimum is a 2.2 Honours degree, or equivalent, in physics or a related subject.
If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to. For more information, see: