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Theoretical Physics (by Research)

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
18400 GBP/year
4327 GBP/year
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About

The MSc Theoretical Physics (by Research) programme at Swansea University allows you to undertake a year long individual programme of personally and professionally enriching research.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Your theoretical physics research project will be shaped by participation in activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratory activity and field work, as well as your involvement in one of our established research groups.

While this research Theoretical Physics (by Research) programme at Swansea University usually finishes after a year, it can be used to progress to the second year of a PhD degree in the appropriate circumstances.

We have three main research groups.

  • The Atomic, Molecular and Quantum Physics Group (AMQP)
  • The Applied Physics and Materials (APM) Group 
  • The Particle Physics and Cosmology Theory (PPCT) Group

Supervision

Swansea is a research-led University and our department makes a significant contribution, meaning you will benefit from the considerable experience and skills of our expert staff. Professor Lyn Evans, leader of the Large Hadron Collider project at CERN, is a significant Swansea Physics alumnus. Professor Higgs Boson, the Physics Nobel Prize winner who proposed the Boson particle is a Swansea University Honorary Fellow with close links to our department.

Programme Structure

The areas of research include:

  • Analytical laser spectroscopy, 
  • Ultrafast Dynamics, Imaging and Microscopy, Optomechanics
  • Biophotonics: Nano- and micro-structured materials, biomimetics, analyte sensing and light-tissue interaction
  • Nanomedicine
  • Amplitudes in gauge and supergravity theories
  • Hot and Dense matter, High-performance computing 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We invite applications from well-qualified candidates whose research interest focusses around the fields of, Atomic, Molecular and Quantum Physics (AMQP), Applied Physics and Materials (APM) and Particle Physics Theory (PPT).

  • Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or a Master’s degree with merit in physics or related subject.
  • IELTS 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4327 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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