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Compound Semiconductor Physics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #154 (QS) ,
The MSc Compound Semiconductor Physics has been designed to deliver thorough training and practical experience in compound semiconductor theory, fabrication and applications, and integration with silicon technology.

About

The MSc Compound Semiconductor Physics has been designed to deliver thorough training and practical experience in compound semiconductor theory, fabrication, applications, and integration with silicon technology.

The programme is jointly delivered by the School of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS).  The ICS is an exciting new development at the cutting edge of compound semiconductor technology. The Institute has been established as a founding member of the Compound Semiconductor Cluster, which also includes companies such as IQE plc, SPTS and Newport Wafer Fab, to capitalise on the existing expertise at Cardiff University and to move academic research to a point where it can be introduced reliably and quickly into the production environment. It is a unique facility in the UK, and aims to create a global hub for compound semiconductor technology research, development and innovation.

Our flexible curriculum contains a robust set of required modules and a number of cutting-edge elective modules, which include the latest results, innovations and techniques and are designed to incorporate the most effective teaching and learning techniques.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Experimental Techniques in Physics
  • Study and Research Skills in Physics
  • Compound Semiconductor Fabrication
  • Concepts and Theory of Compound Semiconductor Photonics
  • Compound Semiconductor Application Specific Photonic Integrated Circuits
  • Compound Semiconductor Physics Research Project
  • Advanced LABVIEW Programming for Physicists
  • Computational Physics
  • Commercialising Innovation

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                    • Full-time duration 12 months
                  • Credits
                    120 alternative credits
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

                  You need the following IELTS score:

                  • Minimum required score:

                    6.5

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                  General Requirements

                  Admissions criteria

                  • BSc Physics (2:1 minimum) OR
                  • BEng Electrical Engineering (2:1 minimum) OR
                  • BEng Electronic Engineering (2:1 minimum).

                  If you have a 2:2 bachelor’s degree in the above subjects, a related physical science, mathematics, engineering or relevant industrial experience, your application will be given individual consideration.  In such circumstances you may be required to attend a formal interview with the admissions tutor before an offer can be made.

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International

                    19950 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 19950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                  • National

                    8950 GBP/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 8950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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                  Living costs for Cardiff

                  • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
                    Living Costs

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