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Physics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #161 (WUR) ,
This course is for you if you’re interested in exploring the fields of atomic, molecular and optical physics as well as experimental particle physics.

About

Why choose this course?

  • Ranked in the top 15 in the UK for Physics (The Guardian University Guide 2018).
  • The Department is a founder member of SEPnet, the South East Physics Network of physics departments, which supports vital research, teaching and development in the South East.
  • Our research lies at the forefront of fundamental physics – from quantum information processing, through top-rated particle physics experiments to the theoretical understanding of space, time and matter.

Careers

Our graduates go on to take research degrees, or take up employment in a range of industries in roles such as:

  • business/data analysis
  • computer programming
  • software development
  • teaching
  • research and teaching technical support.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Condensed State Physics
  • Advanced Particle Physics
  • Astrophysical Processes
  • Atom Light Interactions
  • Beyond the Standard Model
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Data Analysis Techniques
  • Early Universe
  • Electrons, Cold Atoms & Quantum Circuits
  • Experimental Quantum Technologies and Foundations
  • Extragalactic Astronomy
  • Fibre Optic Communications
  • Further Quantum Mechanics
  • General Relativity
  • Introduction to Cosmology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

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    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    62

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

  • Subject-specific requirements
Your qualification should be in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics). You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    20750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    10250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Brighton

  • 815 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Funding

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Alumni Study Award (2013)

Region: UK, Europe (Non UK), International (Non UK/EU)
Level: PG (taught), PG (research)

Loyalty rewards for Sussex undergraduates and postgraduates who remain at the University to study for a higher degree

Chancellor's Masters Scholarship (2013)

Region: UK, Europe (Non UK)
Level: PG (taught)
Application deadline: 1 August 2013

Open to UK/EU students who have or will have a 1st class degree from a UK university and offered a F/T place on an eligible Masters course in 2013.

Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust for Postgraduate Study (2013)

Region: UK
Level: PG (taught), PG (research)
Application deadline: 1 October 2013

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust are offering bursaries to Postgraduate students following any postgraduate degree courses in any subject.

Sussex Graduate Scholarship (2013)

Region: UK, Europe (Non UK), International (Non UK/EU)
Level: PG (taught)
Application deadline: 1 August 2013

Open to final year Sussex students who graduate with a 1st or 2:1 degree and who are offered a F/T place on an eligible Masters course in 2013.

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