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  • Qualification

    Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

  • Location

    Clifton Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    17-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This is an integrated four-year undergraduate Masters course, designed to give you a more in-depth and broader understanding of Physics. You will develop the ideas and core skills of a professional physicist and progress to cutting edge research. You will undertake a challenging and independent research project, working alongside our distinguished staff. This course is an ideal base from which to build a career in research and development.**Why study Physics at NTU?**+ You’ll benefit from excellent teaching. We were awarded the title of Guardian University of the Year 2019, the Guardian University Award in the Course and Curriculum Design category for our innovative teaching (the SCALE-UP project), we’ve been awarded a gold rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, we were awarded the title of Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards 2017.+ You’ll join satisfied students. We get consistently high satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey. In the most recent survey (2019) the overall satisfaction with our MSci Physics course was 100%. In addition 100% of students said that staff are good at explaining things and 100% of students said that the course is intellectually stimulating.+ You’ll learn in inspiring environments. We have a custom-built, on-campus observatory recognised by the International Astronomical Union, a radio telescope, a CT scanner, new microscopes, MRI scanners, a scanning tunneling microscope and an ionising radiation laboratory. This ensures that you get the practical experience you need to pursue a successful career.+ You’ll study innovative accredited courses. Our pioneering courses and research are carried out in close collaboration with university and industry partners worldwide, giving our students skills and knowledge which are highly relevant to the needs of industry. Our undergraduate MSci and BSc physics courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) which will help you to achieve Chartered Physicist status sooner.+ You’ll help to deliver research with impact. Our physics staff contribute to research activity in a number of areas including Superhydrophobic Surfaces, Medical Resonance Imaging, Art Conservation and Space Weather. Every year approximately ten of our students undertake paid summer placements in these research groups, giving them hands-on experience of cutting edge research groups. NTU has recently been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research – the highest national award achievable.+ You’ll have the opportunity to get experience. Our courses offer the opportunity to apply for a placement in the UK or abroad, giving you the real-life experience employers are looking for. Recent year-long placements have taken place at CERN, E.ON, The Netherlands Forensic Institute and Diamond Light Source. There are paid summer placements in our research groups, where you get hands-on research experience. Our students have also undertaken paid summer placements in local secondary schools and at British Antarctic Survey.+ You’ll become more employable. We’ve got an excellent employability record - 97% of NTU graduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,200per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level :

128 UCAS tariff points from up to four qualifications (two of which must be A-level equivalent including Physics and Mathematics grade A and B in any order); or BTEC Extended Diploma ? DDM including relevant mathematics and physics modules; and GCSEs ? English and Maths grade C / 4.

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University information

Nottingham Trent University

  • University League Table

    46th

  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With placements and work experience opportunities, as well as tailored employability support, NTU is focused on the future success of its students.
Students and staff from over 160 countries make NTU's community diverse and dynamic, offering a global experience for all students.
Prestigious, competitive scholarships are available, worth up to half the tuition fee.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 49 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    108 47%

    46th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.39 88%

    5th

    2

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