Full time September MSc 1 year full time
Biological Sciences (4) Physics (29)

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The Physics MSc programme at Leeds offers you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in the areas of physics that interest you the most. With a wide range of optional modules to choose from, you can tailor your studies to align with your career goals. The programme is taught by experts in the field, who are actively involved in impactful research. You'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories, allowing you to put theory into practice. The entry requirements include a 2:1 degree in physics or a related subject, with exceptions for engineering graduates with a strong background in specific areas of physics. Upon graduation, you'll be highly sought after by employers in various industries.

About the course

Studying the Physics MSc at Leeds will give you the chance to advance your knowledge in aspects of the subject that interests you the most, with a highly flexible course that can be tailored towards your career aspirations.

Whether you’re intrigued by the formation of planets, or your interests lie firmly on earth in medical X-ray imaging, we can offer you a uniquely expansive selection of optional modules to choose from, touching on a variety of topics, that will equip you with the expertise you’ll need in the field you wish to pursue once you graduate.

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with 2:1 (hons) in physics or a related subject (such as geophysics, natural sciences, or mathematics).

Applicants with engineering degrees will normally not be considered, unless they have a strong background in at least two of the following areas: astrophysics, quantum physics, biophysics, soft matter, or condensed matter.

Applicants with a chemistry degree will normally not be considered, unless they have a strong background in mathematics.


UK: £13,500 (Total)
International: £31,000 (Total)

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Christian Duffin

I chose the University of Leeds primarily because of its very high reputation as a physics institution, both in research and in quality of teaching. The range of optional modules that the University of Leeds offer in particular are also impressive, allowing me to specialise towards my theoretically oriented interests.

My favourite elements of the course are definitely the content of the more advanced masters level modules. Modules like Quantum Field Theory and Quantum Many Body Physics are hugely challenging but stimulating, and are taught very well. Apart from this, I’m happy with the amount of freedom that the course offers, mainly because I think that having time for free study is particularly crucial for a course of this nature.

Read the full case study here - https://eps.leeds.ac.uk/dir-record/student-alumni-profiles/2006/christian-duffin


Our International Masters Excellence Scholarships support international students to fulfil their academic potential and contribute to the social and cultural diversity of our student community.

These competitive scholarships are awarded to particularly deserving candidates in the form of a tuition fee deduction.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% tuition fee deduction


be classified as an International student for tuition fee purposes

have applied for 2023/2024 entry for a Masters programme included in the eligible courses section

be a self-funding student

demonstrate an excellent academic track record, and be predicted to achieve or have achieved a Bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons), based on the criteria used by the School for offer purposes, or equivalent

show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extracurricular activities

demonstrate the potential to contribute to the social and cultural diversity of our Masters programmes and student community.

Application Procedure

Apply now by completing the online form. Please note that you will require your University of Leeds Application ID to proceed. We operate a staged selection process for these scholarships, please see the website for full details.

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