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  • Qualification

    Master of Physics - MPhys

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The MPhys allows you to study physics in greater depth and breadth than our BSc. It’s particularly recommended if you’re interested in pursuing research in industry, government or academia, or if you want to go on to postgraduate study. During the course you’ll study more advanced topics such as atmospheric physics, medical physics and computational fluid dynamics. You’ll also undertake a large research project with one of our research centres. We have an innovative strand of industrial projects, supported by the Institute of Physics, that gives you direct experience of working in industrial research. You’ll also have the option of studying abroad or spending a year in industry or at a research institution.

  • The MPhys programme allows students to study physics to a greater depth and breadth than our BSc programme.
  • An MPhys is particularly recommended for those students interested in pursuing research in the industrial, government and academic sectors, and who are likely to consider undertaking further postgraduate study (MSc and/or PhD degrees).
  • In the MPhys year you will study more advanced courses in a range of Physics specialisms (including Atmospheric Physics, Medical Physics and Computational Fluid Dynamics), plus undertake a large research project with one of our research centres.
  • Your research project will form a third of your final year and you will be closely supervised and guided by one of our experienced researchers while you work on a cutting-edge problem in modern Physics. Previous projects include work on the physics of aerosols in the atmosphere, inductive charging losses in electric vehicles, and using Josephson junctions as measurement standards.
  • We have an innovative strand of industrial Physics projects supported by the Institute of Physics that give you direct experience of working in industrial research.

Careers

With an MPhys you’ll be ideally placed to go on to a career in industrial or scientific research. You could also remain in academia on a PhD programme. Equally, your high level of numeracy, plus your ability to think critically and communicate complex ideas will be prized by employers in areas as diverse as financial services, information technology and teaching.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 11,950per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Hertfordshire

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 49 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    107 46%

    47th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    19th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    15th

    16

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