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MPhil in Physics


Course Description

The M.Phil is offered by the Department of Physics as a full-time period of research and introduces students to research skills and specialist knowledge. Its main aims are:

- to give students with relevant experience at first-degree level the opportunity to carry out focussed research in the discipline under close supervision; and
- to give students the opportunity to acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests.

See the website http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/pcphmpphy

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme, students will have:

- a comprehensive understanding of techniques, and a thorough knowledge of the literature, applicable to their own research;
- demonstrated originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in their field;
- shown abilities in the critical evaluation of current research and research techniques and methodologies;
- demonstrated some self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and acted autonomously in the planning and implementation of research;
- produced a dissertation for examination.

Format

The MPhil in Physics is 12-month full-time and involves minimal formal teaching. Students are expected to attend the Department’s programme of research seminars and other graduate courses but most research training is provided within the group structure and overseen by their research supervisor. Informal opportunities to develop research skills also exist through mentoring and other opportunities by fellow students and members of staff.

A Principal Supervisor is appointed individually for each student. He or she will arrange supervisions as necessary with the student.
The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice which sets out the University’s expectations regarding supervision:
http://www.cambridgestudents.cam.ac.uk/new-students/manage-your-student-information/graduate-students/code

Students will be advised by their supervisor which of these to attend based on their relevance to the chosen research project and also to best facilitate integration into the host research group.

Students will be advised by their supervisor which of these to attend based on their relevance to the chosen research project and also to best facilitate integration into the host research group.

Students will be advised by their supervisor which of these to attend based on their relevance to the chosen research project and also to best facilitate integration into the host research group.

Supervisors report termly on the progress of their students and these reports are available to the student. Graduate students are represented on the Department's Graduate Consultative Committee.

Assessment

The scheme of examination for the MPhil in Physics shall consist of a thesis, of not more than 15,000 words in length, exclusive of tables, footnotes, bibliography, and appendices, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Physics and Chemistry. The examination shall include an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls. The thesis shall provide evidence to satisfy the Examiners that a candidate can design and carry out investigations, assess and interpret the results obtained, and place the work in the wider perspectives of the subject.

How to apply: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/applying

Funding Opportunities

There are no specific funding opportunities advertised for this course. For information on more general funding opportunities, please follow the link below.

General Funding Opportunities http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/funding

Visit the MPhil in Physics page on the University of Cambridge website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK II.i Honours Degree. Selected candidates will be interviewed by Skype, telephone or in person.

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