Full time September MSc 1 year full time

About the course

Our Physics MSc is highly flexible, giving you the opportunity to tailor your course towards your individual career aspirations. Supported by our world-leading physics research, you’ll have the opportunity to broaden and deepen your knowledge through studying a range of topics taught by researchers who are actively working in those fields.

The diverse choice of optional modules means you can focus your studies on your own interests. Alternatively, we offer five suggested pathways focused on individual specialisms:

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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.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information please contact the Admissions Team.


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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

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