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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Physics

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    For tuition fees, please visit: website

  • Last Updated

    07 November 2019

Taught topics reflect our research expertise in Quantum Physics, Photonics, Theoretical and Computational analysis, Sensors and Materials as well as Astrophysics.

Our MSc in Physics is a full-time degree which aims to provide comprehensive general, transferable and specialist skills training and hands-on experience. On the course, you will cover theoretical and experimental physics along with advanced areas of application. We encourage you to develop critical awareness of current research problems and new insights at the forefront of physics. We will also discuss the context of the modern physicist and safety, ethical, environmental and social issues in a working environment.

On completing the course, you should possess the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in academic research, physical science industrial practice, research and development, or in other highly-skilled numerate careers.

Distinctive features

The MSc programme is both research-lead and research-informed:

  • Taught modules delivered by world-class researchers.
  • Experimental and theoretical summer research projects based either at our excellent research facilities or in placement with one of our industrial partners.
  • Innovative course design with dedicated teaching and learning support delivered by our specialist Teaching and Scholarship team.
  • The option to tailor the course to your interests with our broad range of optional modules.

Career prospects

A master's degree in physics can open the door to a wide variety of possible future careers. Our past graduates have secured employment in the fields of photonics, biophysics, instrumentation research and development, semiconductor physics both within academic science and industrial practice. You may also choose to undertake further postgraduate study or academic research within the field of physics, or enter a highly-skilled numerate career in another discipline.


Visit the Physics - MSc page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

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