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MSc in Physics


Course Description

This MSc allows you to specialise in any of the research areas described in Faculty research interests, and particularly the fields of atomic, molecular and optical physics, as well as experimental particle physics.

Course structure

Full Time
You take six modules in total from:

Autumn term: Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics • Atom-Light Interactions • Cosmology • Data Analysis Techniques • Further Quantum Mechanics • General Relativity • Programming in C++ • Quantum Field Theory I • Symmetry in Particle Physics, or an option from mathematics, chemistry, biology, or engineering.

Autumn and spring terms: Astronomy Research Skills.

Spring term: Advanced Particle Physics • Astronomical Detector Technology and Instrumentation • Beyond the Standard Model • Early Universe • Electrons, Cold Atoms and Quantum Circuits • Experimental Quantum Technologies and Foundations • Particle Physics Detector Technology • Quantum Field Theory II • Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, or an option from mathematics, chemistry, biology, or engineering.

Up to two of the six modules may also be chosen from:
Spring term: Advanced Condensed State Physics • Galaxies • Lasers • Particle Physics.

Over the year, your time is split equally between taught modules and a research project, with more emphasis on the latter outside the teaching periods.

Part Time
Distribution of modules between the two years is relatively flexible and agreed between you, your supervisor and the module convenors. However, timetabling of individual modules is constrained and if you have limited availability, you are encouraged to check the timetable prior to registration. Most of your project work naturally falls into the second year.

Assessment

Assessment of this MSc is made up of 50 per cent on a research project and 50 per cent on lecture modules. The research project culminates in your dissertation (with a contribution from a research talk). There are also six lecture modules, typically assessed by a mixture of problem sets with either an open-notes test or an unseen examination. A distinction can be awarded on the basis of excellence in both the research project and the lecture modules.

Scholarships

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/

Visit the MSc in Physics page on the University of Sussex website for more details!

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Chancellor's International Scholarship (2015) - 20+ Awards

25 scholarships are available in the majority of Sussex Schools, and are awarded on the basis of academic performance and potential. The scholarships are offered for one year.[[Type of award]]
Postgraduate taught[[Award amount]]
50% off international student tuition fee[[Further information]]
Successful applicants
Students accepting a Chancellor's International Scholarship may be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between the student and the University.

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% off International Student tuition fee

Eligibility

In order to be considered for a Chancellor's International Scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:Have applied for and accepted a place to start a Postgraduate taught degree at the University of Sussex (e.g., MA, MSc, LLM, MRes, Postgraduate Diploma, and Graduate Diploma) excluding certain degrees listed on our website. Be assessed as liable to pay fees at the "overseas" (namely the non-EU) rate.Have sufficient funds to meet your tuition fees and living expenses, after taking account of the possible award of a Chancellor's International Scholarship.Students who hold other University of Sussex scholarships will not be eligible for the Chancellors International Scholarship.

Application Procedure

The closing date and time for applications to be received is 1st May 23:59:00 BST prior to the academic year commencing in September. Applications received after 1st May cannot be considered.

When completed, you should return the form by email, post or fax to:

Student Funding Team
Student Life Centre
University of Sussex
Chichester 1, Ci003
Falmer
East Sussex
BN1 9QJ
UK
Email:

Fax Number: +441273873344

Further Information

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2015/view/417


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Chancellor's Masters Scholarship (2015) - 20+ Awards

The University is delighted to offer 100 Masters scholarships to attract the most talented students to study at Sussex. Our awards include enhanced scholarships of £10,000 which are available for 2015 only and standard scholarships of £3,000. The scholarships are available on a competitive basis to UK/EU and non-EU students and confirm Sussex's position as one of the UK's leading universities for postgraduate study. Further details are as follows:[[Type of award]]
Postgraduate taught[[Award amount]]
Up to £10,000[[Timetable]]
The application deadline is 1st August 2015.Scholarships will be allocated in a number of separate rounds during 2015 (February, April, June and August).The first allocation of awards will take place in February. Scholarships will be awarded in a number of separate rounds, in February, April, June and August, with successful applicants notified after each round. If you are not immediately successful in being awarded a scholarship, but meet the eligibility criteria, you will automatically be re-considered in the following allocation round alongside any new applications. The final allocation will be after the August deadline, with all remaining decisions notified then.[[Further information]]
If you accept a Chancellor's Masters Scholarship you will be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between yourself and the University (e.g. providing text for the prospectus or web page). Schools of study may have specific duties they wish you to assist with.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £10,000

Eligibility

• You must graduate with a first-class honours degree from any UK higher education institution
• You must have paid annual tuition fees of £9,000 or more in each of the last three years of undergraduate study
• You must have applied for your chosen full-time Masters course by 1 August
• You must accept and meet any conditions of your offer.

Application Procedure

To be considered for a scholarship you should apply online for an eligible full-time Masters course between 1 October 2014 and 1 August 2015 via the University's postgraduate application system.

To be considered for the scholarship (standard or enhanced), please complete the Chancellor's Masters Scholarship application form by 1 August. You are only required to submit one application, your eligibility for the standard or enhanced award will be assessed if you are made an offer of a scholarship.

Further Information

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2015/view/398


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Sussex Graduate Scholarship (2015) - 20+ Awards

The University is delighted to announce the launch of an unlimited number of enhanced scholarships of £10,000 for Sussex students admitted to full-time Master's degree courses in September 2015. The scholarships are jointly funded by the government and the University, and confirm Sussex's position as one of the UK's leading universities for postgraduate study.The enhanced scholarships are available for admission in 2015 only and are based on progression from an undergraduate course where students have paid the higher tuition fee, in operation since 2012/13. Additionally, the University has provided funding to make enhanced scholarships available to international students at Sussex.In line with our sector leading Masters scholarship offer in 2014 we will continue to offer an unlimited number of standard scholarships at £3,000 and £2,000 for Sussex students admitted to full-time Master's degree courses in September 2015.[[Type of award]]
Taught full-time Masters[[Award amount]]
£3,000 fee waiver for First class degree, £2,000 fee waiver for 2:1 degree[[Further information]]
If you accept a Sussex Graduate Scholarship you will be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between yourself and the University (e.g. providing text for the prospectus or web page). Schools of study may have specific duties they wish you to assist with.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £10,000

Eligibility

• You must be a University of Sussex graduate progressing immediately onto an eligible full-time Masters degree in 2015 (see below);
• You must have applied for your chosen full-time Masters degree by 1 August 2015 and have accepted and met the conditions of your offer; and
• You must meet the University's entrance requirements

Application Procedure

You must apply for admission to an eligible Masters course via the University's PG Apply online application system between 1 October 2014 and 1 August 2015.

If you are made an offer, you will be asked to indicate your interest in the Sussex Graduate Scholarship when you accept your offer online.

Further Information

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2015/view/399



Entry Requirements

A first- or second-class undergraduate honours degree in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees with significant physics content). Those requesting experimental projects must have laboratory experience, and evidence must be supplied, usually in the form of a reference, of competence in the laboratory. Overseas entrance requirements: View Website

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