Theoretical Physics MSc by Research, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • 19000
    Tuition (Year)
    7500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
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The School of Physics and Astronomy at Manchester is one of the largest and most active schools of physics in the UK. We have a long tradition of excellence in both teaching and research, and have interests in most areas of contemporary research.
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About

The School of Physics and Astronomy at Manchester is one of the largest and most active schools of physics in the UK. We have a long tradition of excellence in both teaching and research, and have interests in most areas of contemporary research.

The School has a strong presence in a number of Manchester-based centres for multidisciplinary research: the Photon Science Institute; the Manchester Centre for Non-Linear Dynamics; the Dalton Nuclear Institute; and the Mesoscience and Nanotechnology Centre. In addition, the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire is a part of the School.

Strong research activity exists in a broad range of physics topics funded by the Research Councils including EPSRC, STFC, BBSRC, the EU and industry. All the research groups offer well-equipped laboratories and computing facilities and are involved in a wide range of collaborative projects with industry and other academic departments in the UK and overseas. For more information please visit our research page.

The postgraduate research environment is well funded and world-class as demonstrated by our grade 5a RAE status. Supervision is provided by academic staff, who are leaders in their fields, with independent pastoral back-up. Transferable skills training is available and there are some school teaching opportunities.

Programme Structure

Coursework and assessment

A research project is undertaken under the supervision of a staff member throughout the year together with lectures. Full time is spent working on the project unless attending lectures. A dissertation will be submitted at the year-end. We provide a range of skills training which is particularly focussed on the needs of physics research.

Programme unit details

A range of specialist and more general lecture units in different areas of physics will be available.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Support Office. Email: dso@manchester.ac.uk

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

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Academic Requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

For entry in 2014/15, the standard academic entry requirement for a Masters research programme will be a Lower Second UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

English language

IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each sub-testTOEFL iBT overall score of 90 with no less than 22 in each sub-test

TOEFL overall score of 570 with TWE OF 5.0

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of your course.

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements for your country .

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 19000 International
  • GBP 7500 EEA
  • MSc by Research (full-time); UK/EU students (per annum): £7,500;
    International students (per annum): £19,000;
  • MSc by Research (part-time); UK/EU students (per annum): £3,750;
    International students (per annum): £9,500
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