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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Stag Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course

Physics is simply the study of nature. It aspires to give us answers to the questions that cry out for explanation. Our MSc in Physics allows you to explore and expand our understanding of the world, equipping you to address the challenges our society faces.

Our Department of Physics is home to inspirational research activity and excellent teaching. Our research spans the breadth of modern physics and is supported by advanced facilities.

We collaborate with a variety of partners across the academic, public and industry communities, including the National Physical Laboratory.

What you will study

Our MSc in Physics is a flexible course, allowing you to tailor your studies by selecting modules from a wide range of fundamental and applied physics topics. The application-focused modules are co-taught by practitioners in public service and industry to ensure students gain workplace-relevant insight.

An 11-week dissertation project will give you the opportunity to apply your new knowledge and skills to a project relevant to pioneering research. Many of these are undertaken in collaboration with leading industry partners.

Our MSc in Physics offers you the flexibility to tailor your studies according to your interests, building on the research strengths of our friendly Department and the supportive environment we provide for our students.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

As a graduate of this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to work in a range of sectors on an international scale, including the nuclear and medical sectors, and higher education.

Previous graduates have gone on to work for employers such as the NHS, CERN, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Diamond Microwave Devices Ltd and the UK Atomic Energy Agency. Employers in the education sector include University College London, the University of Nottingham, the University of Umm Al-Qura and Sultan Quaboos University.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,700per year

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

University information

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University of Surrey

  • University League Table

    34th

  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

The University of Surrey has over 140 nationalities in its international community.
38% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the globe.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 49 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    145 63%

    29th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    23rd

    3

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