The Department has a strong presence in a number of Manchester-based centres for multidisciplinary research: The National Graphene Institute, 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 department.
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.
A research degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics at The University of Manchester is highly regarded by employers as evidence of a thorough training in numerate problem-solving and opens a wide range of possible career choices. In addition to continuing physics research in industry, an MSc provides the entry level training to undertake a PhD in physics.
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- Note: Although the course requires 1 year full time study, students should expect the process of examination of the dissertation may take several months. MSc degrees are usually awarded several months after the end of the programme.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We generally advise you to apply as early as possible.
DisciplinesPhysics Astronomy & Space Sciences View 157 other Masters in Physics in United Kingdom
- 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.
- 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.
International25000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 25000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
MSc by Research (part-time)
- UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
- International students (per annum): £12,500
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