2015/16: Scotland/EU £4,500; Rest of UK £5,500; International £15,900
Why this course?
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 & 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.
You’ll have two semesters of taught classes made up of compulsory and optional modules. This is followed by a three-month research project.
- Facilities This course is run by the Department of Physics. The department’s facilities include: - cutting-edge high-power laser research with SCAPA, researching the future of particle accelerators via laser-based acceleration - the Ultrafast Chemical Physics lab with state-of-the-art femtosecond laser systems for multi-dimensional IR spectroscopy - access to the top-of-the-range high performance and parallel computer facilities of ARCHIE-WeSt - a scanning electron microscopy suite for analysis of hard and soft matter - new high-power microwave research facility in the Technology & Innovation Centre - advanced quantum optics and quantum information labs
IELTS 6.0 is required for all non-English speakers.
Learning & teaching
Our teaching is based on lectures, tutorials, workshops, laboratory experiments, and research projects.
The final assessment will be based on your performance in examinations, coursework, a research project and, if required, in an oral examination.
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 - Oscar winner