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Masters Degrees in Physics focus on investigating and understanding the workings of the universe and of the physical matter and processes operating within it - on Earth and beyond.
This involves understanding forces such as gravity, the behaviour of different atomic and sub-atomic particles and the fundamental properties of light and energy.
Programmes may be taught degrees (usually awarding an MSc, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma) or research-based (usually awarding an MRes or MPhil). Entry requirements will usually include an undergraduate degree in an appropriate Physical Science subject.
Despite being an academically advanced and technically demanding postgraduate subject area, Physics lends itself to a range of more vocational professions. Various industrial and commercial companies include roles that draw on advanced physical science skills. You could work on designing new computer equipment, consumer technology or even military hardware.
Of course, academic career paths are available too. A Masters in Physics can offer a route into further postgraduate research in these subject areas, with the option to continue on to a PhD and perhaps a role within a university.
Whatever you choose to do, you'll come away from your degree with an impressive qualification. Employers in all areas will recognise the value of a challenging postgraduate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subject such as Physics.
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Do you want to contribute to an area of cutting-edge research in an awe-inspiring subject? Do you want to delve deeper into advanced topics in physics? Develop valuable new knowledge and skills? Prepare for a research career, or embark on a completely new path? Whatever your motivation, a postgraduate degree from the School of Physics and Astronomy can help you achieve your ambitions. Read more
The recent progress in several fields of theoretical physics (such as high energy physics, astrophysics, quantum and nonlinear optics or condensed matter physics) required numerous very sophisticated mathematical tools. Read more
This Physics Graduate Diploma is designed both for physics graduates who are looking to consolidate and expand their understanding of physics, and for graduates from other disciplines such as mathematics or chemistry to introduce them to the main areas of the subject. Read more
Do you want a career as a medical physicist contributing directly to patient treatment and care? It’s a niche role within the health industry and includes opportunities for laboratory work, basic and applied research, as well as management and teaching. Read more
The MASt in Physics is a taught master's-level course which is designed to act as a top-up course for students who already hold a three-year undergraduate degree in physics (or an equivalent subject with similar physics content) and who are likely to wish to subsequently pursue research in physics, either within the Department or elsewhere. Read more
The program deepens the knowledge of basic elements of modern physics (atomic and molecular physics, solid state physics, nuclear and particle physics, astrophysics) and of theoretical physics (analytical mechanics, quantum mechanics, mathematical and numerical methods). Read more
Our postgraduate programmes are specifically designed to enhance your career prospects and research expertise.
The Department of Civil & Structural Engineering at the University of Sheffield was founded in 1917 and we have a strong research history in fundamental areas such as structures and water.
This course produces building services professionals, environmental design specialists, and low-carbon built environment practitioners who can design and construct buildings to reduce the environmental impacts of construction and meet environmental performance targets. Read more
University Bourgogne Franche-Comte (UBFC) is a public university federating 7 Higher Education and Research (HER) Institutions operating in the Bourgogne - Franche-Comte (BFC) Region
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ESILV Graduate School of Engineering trains engineers with strong scientific and technical bases and a real professional experience, who are opened to the world and prepared to the challenges of tomorrow's industry. Read more
In 2018, the University of Bordeaux created its “Graduate Research School”, in order to coordinate, strengthen and promote doctoral studies along with partner research organizations.
Specialise in an area of Chemistry that will help you achieve your career goals and enhance your education with a taught masters degree from a world leading University.
Decarbonising the nation’s economy is one of the biggest socio-economic challenges facing the UK.
These exciting 12-month postgraduate Masters degrees consist of taught, advanced level, lecture courses and also provide an opportunity to conduct high-level research within one of the world class groups in the School of Chemistry.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) offers a large number of Master's programmes(overseen by our Graduate School of Science and Engineering).
Students at our Faculty of Science are challenged to explore the boundaries of science. Taught by leading academics from around the world, the Master’s programmes we offer focus on the newest understandings and concepts as well as their impact on science and society