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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Strand Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Our Physics MSc 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.

Course detail

Our Physics MSc 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. The Physics MSc is made up of optional and required modules. You must take modules totalling 180 credits to complete the course, including 60 credits that will come from a research project and dissertation. If you are studying full-time, you will complete the course in one year, from September to September. If you are studying part-time, the course will take two years to complete: you will study the required modules in the first year, and a further selection of required and optional modules including the research module in your second year. You will study modules offering group projects, literature reviews and there are opportunities to explore an extensive range of innovative optional modules, allowing you the freedom to develop your study pathway to reflect your interests.

Teaching and assessment

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work, e.g. 150 hours work for a 15 credit module. These hours cover every aspect of the module, including independent study. The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of written examinations, essays, coursework and individual or group projects and oral presentations. The research project and dissertation will be assessed on an extended piece of writing.

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.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 27,900per year

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

University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 49 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    163 71%

    21st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    25th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    41st

    2

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