Advanced Physics MSc

Loughborough University

Key Information

Course duration: 1 year

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: MSc - Master of Science

Subject Ranking

Physics & Astronomy

  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

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    2.52 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

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    0.99 / 1.00

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Home students: £10,650 per year
EU students: £10,650 per course
Overseas students: £22,500 per year

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The Course


This Advanced Physics MSc programme aims to equip you with key skills you need for employment in industry, public service or academic research. Reflecting the research strengths and specialisms of Loughborough's Department of Physics, the Advanced Physics MSc programme combines compulsory modules in superconductivity and nanoscience with options that include quantum computing and solid state physics. The aim of the Advanced Physics MSc is to equip you with key skills needed for employment in industry, public service or academic research. You will explore very diverse modules which will allow you to apply and communicate your knowledge of Materials Science via the development of an individual project essay, in which you will consider a particular aspect of physics and gain experience in conducting a piece of original applied research.

Our Physics graduates are highly sought after and work in a range of industries and roles. Employers of choice for our graduates include the Ministry of Defence, DSTL, BAE Systems, BP, Rolls Royce and Intelligent Energy in roles such as Business Analyst, Physicist, Technical Manager and Financial Trader. Other students have gone on to study at PhD level. Our Advanced Physics MSc programme aims to help you develop the following advanced skills: problem solving; experimental, mathematical or computational techniques; scientific report writing and presentation skills; obtaining and understanding information from the scientific literature; the collection and analysis of data or the development of theoretical models. We aim to provide an environment that gives students opportunities to develop their own interests, self-reliance and career aspirations.

Start Dates

  • September 2019 at Loughborough University

Loughborough University

University League Table Ranking: 7th

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