This is a vocational course in applied physics for anyone with a background in the physical sciences or engineering.
You can choose classes relevant to your career interests from a wide range of topics including:
On the programme you'll acquire:
You‘ll put the knowledge gained in the taught classes to use on a research project. You can design the project to fit in with your interests and career plans.
The course gives you the opportunity to explore and master a wide range of applied physics skills. It teaches you transferable, problem-solving and numeracy skills that are widely sought after across the commercial sector.
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 our Department of Physics. The department’s facilities include:
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 exam.
What kind of jobs do Strathclyde Physics graduates get?
To answer this question we contacted some of our Physics graduates from all courses to find out what jobs they have. They are working across the world in a number of different roles including:
Success story: Iain Neil
Iain Neil graduated from Strathclyde in Applied Physics in 1977 and is an optical consultant, specialising in the design of zoom lenses for the film industry. He has received a record 12 Scientific and Technical Academy Awards, the most for any living person.
Visit the Applied Physics MSc page on the University of Strathclyde website for more details!