The MSc by Research is a one-year programme which allows you to pursue your research interests.
Unlike a conventional taught Masters course, you work full-time on your own research project. You'll be supported with a small number of taught modules to develop your knowledge and practical skills.
You'll have 12 months to experiment and collect data, and a further three months (if required) to write your thesis.
The MSc course is ideal if:
Find a supervisor
We encourage you to identify a potential supervisor whose expertise would benefit your research.
Most of our academics accept applications for self-funded MSc study all year round.
Progress to PhD
This degree is closely aligned to the first year of the PhD programme. You may transfer to the second year of a PhD after your course, subject to satisfactory progress, funding and available supervision.
Our specialist facilities give you access to cutting-edge technologies and powerful equipment. On top of this, we provide access to a fully-equipped workshop with support and training, to help you design and build bespoke experimental tools.
You should have, or be about to complete, a BSc degree at 2:2 (or equivalent) in Physics, or a related subject.
You can apply online. You will need to provide:
On your application form please let us know about your research interests. If you are interested in working with a particular supervisor, please make this clear.
Professor Sarah Thompson
Graduate Admissions Tutor
Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
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Fees and funding
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