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Full time & Part time September MRes Full time: 12 months; Part time: 24 months

About the course

Our Physics MRes gives you advanced research skills and knowledge in physics and prepares you for a PhD or a career in a commercial research and development (R&D) environment.

About this course

Our Physics MRes gives you:

  • advanced research skills and knowledge in physics
  • problem-solving skills 
  • quantitative analysis knowledge.

You'll be suitable for the programme if you have a BSc in physics, or a closely related subject such as mathematics, chemistry or engineering.

A major part of the programme is to work within a research group. You'll employ modern techniques and equipment to tackle a problem of fundamental or technological importance.

What you'll learn

Your topic of study will be either experimental or theoretical, in one of our areas of physics research.

Experimental themes:

  • renewable

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Entry Requirements

2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:
•electrical or electronic engineering
•a related subject such as mechanical engineering, computer science or chemistry

For the Physics (Experimental), MRes you should demonstrate a strong grasp of solid-state physics and/or relevant experience of experimental physics.

For the Physics (Theoretical), MRes you should demonstrate a strong grasp of theoretical physics and/or scientific computing.

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have non-standard qualifications and significant, relevant industry experience.


See Fees and Funding in Programme information in our online Prospectus. Please see the university website for further information on fees for this course.

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