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Experimental Physics, MSc by Research

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN, APR, JUL, OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

The MSc by Research in Experimental Physics allows you to undertake a year-long individual programme of personally and professionally enriching research. Your experimental physics research project will be shaped by participation in activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratory activity and fieldwork, as well as your involvement in one of our established research groups. While this research programme 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) is supported by grants from EPSRC, the EU, The Royal Society, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and various industrial and government sources.

The areas of research are:

  • Analytical laser spectroscopy,
  • Ultrafast Dynamics, Imaging and Microscopy, Optomechanics
  • Antihydrogen, positronium and positrons
  • Cold atom physics
  • Nano-scale physics and the life sciences

The Applied Physics and Materials (APM) Group is supported by grants from the European Union, Welsh Government, National Science Foundation, Australian Research Council, Welsh European Funding Office, and EPSRC.

The areas of research include:

  • Biophotonics: Nano- and micro-structured materials, biomimetics, analyte sensing and light-tissue interaction
  • Nanomedicine
  • sustainable Advanced Materials: next-generation semiconductors, bioelectronic materials and devices, optoelectronics including photodetection, solar energy conversion, advanced electro-optics and transport physics of disordered solids

The Particle Physics and Cosmology Theory (PPCT) Group is one of the five largest particle physics groups in the UK. It is supported mainly by STFC, but also has grants from EPSRC, the EU, the Royal Society and the Leverhulme Trust.

The areas of research include:

  • Amplitudes in gauge and supergravity theories
  • Hot and Dense matter, High-performance computing
  • Gauge/string duality, Higher spin holography, Integrability, Large-N gauge theories, supersymmetry and duality
  • Holography and lattice theories in physics beyond the Standard Model
  • Quantum fields in curved spacetime and theoretical cosmology

Tuition fees

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£ 20,800per year

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University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 49 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    115 50%

    42nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%

    11th

    10

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