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.
See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/advancedphysics/
You’ll have two semesters of taught classes made up of compulsory and optional modules. This is followed by a three-month research project.
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
- Systems Engineer
- Treasury Analyst
- Patent Attorneys
- Software Engineer
- Spacecraft Project Manager
- Defence Scientist
- Procurement Manager
- Oscar winner
Find information on Scholarships here http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/index.jsp
MSc: First or second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in physics or a related subject. PgDip: Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in physical science or a related subject; Other qualifications and industrial experience may be considered; You may be invited for interview.