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Physics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #33 (QS) , | ,
The Physics MSc at King's College London will give you experience in conducting complex research tasks in the rapidly developing and exciting fields of particle physics and cosmology, experimental biophysics and nanotechnology, and the theory and simulation of condensed matter. It will also provide you with the background knowledge and skills required to become an active scientist.

About

The Physics MSc at King's College London is an interdepartmental course that covers significant research elements of rapidly developing and exciting fields of particle physics and cosmology, experimental biophysics and nanotechnology as well as theory and simulation of condensed matter. This course will equip you with expertise in planning, administration, execution and dissemination of research, and will also provide you with the background knowledge and skills required to become an active scientist.

Key benefits

  • Located in the heart of London, giving unparalleled access to research facilities.
  • You will be studying innovative modules covering modern theories of physics.
  • Research-led course taught by staff who are recognised leaders in their field.
  • For students whose interests lie in experimental physics, the opportunity to study the state of the experimental art nanoplasmonics, bio- imaging, near-field optics and nanophotonics, with access to the laboratories of the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN). You will be offered our flagship module in Advanced Photonics.
  • For students whose interests lie in theoretical physics, the opportunity to take our flagship modules in Standard Model & Beyond and Advanced Condensed Matter.
  • Excellent tutorial support, extensive course- specific interactive teaching and extensive project work.

Career prospects

Many of our graduates go on to study for a PhD in Physics, work in scientific research, teaching or work in the financial sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Photonics 
  • Mathematical Methods for Theoretical Physics 
  • Theoretical Treatment of Nano-systems 
  • Experimental Techniques in Condensed Matter Physics 
  • Bio & Nanomaterials in the Virtual Lab 
  • Standard Model Physics & Beyond 
  • Astroparticle Cosmology 
  • Advanced Condensed Matter 
  • Cellular Biophysics 

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
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper 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).

General Requirements

  • Bachelors degree with 2:1 honours degree in Physics. Alternatively, a 2:1 in a degree subject related to physics will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • Two references are required with at least one academic. 
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9990 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9990 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.

Part time

  •  Home/EU fees: £4,995 per year
  • overseas fees: £12,750 per year 

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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