M.Sc. Theoretical Physics MSc by Research

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP19000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
The University of Manchester | Manchester, United Kingdom
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.

Description of Theoretical Physics MSc by Research

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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.

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.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 19000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 7500 Year (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
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

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

English Language Requirements

IELTS take IELTS test
6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score
570
TOEFL iBT® test
90

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Theoretical Physics MSc by Research

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 .

Work Experience for Theoretical Physics MSc by Research

No work experience is required.

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