Full time September MSc 12 months full time

About the course

Our Physics MSc is highly flexible, giving you the opportunity to structure your course to meet your individual career aspirations.

The Masters degree gives you the opportunity to broaden and deepen your knowledge and skills in physics, at the forefront of research in the area. This will help to prepare you to progress to PhD study, or to work in an industrial or other business related area.

A key feature of the course is that you can choose to study a wide range of optional modules or focus on a particular area of research expertise according to your interests and future career aspirations.

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with 2:1 (hons) or equivalent qualification 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 degree in Chemistry will normally not be considered, unless they have a strong background in mathematics.


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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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