University of Strathclyde

Degree level: Postgraduate

Advanced Physics (Taught)

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Course summary

Rated No1 for Physics Research in the UK ( REF2014 GPA Scores, Times Higher Education), this course gives you the opportunity to explore and master theoretical, computational and experimental physics skills with wide application. Our four divisions – Nanoscience, Optics, Plasmas and the Institute of Photonics – all contribute research-based teaching expertise to the course. You can choose taught elements relevant to your career interests from a wide range of topics, including: theoretical and computational physics; quantum optics and quantum information; complexity science; physics and the life sciences; solid-state physics; plasma physics. The knowledge you gain in the taught components is then put to use in a cutting-edge research project, which can be theoretical, computational or experimental.

Course details


Physics Skills Project Research Skills Introductory Nanoscience Advanced Nanoscience 1: Imaging & Microscopy Advanced Nanoscience 2: Solid State Nanoscience Topics in Photonics: Laser & Nonlinear Optics Advanced Topics in Photonics: Ultrafast Physics & Plasmas Photonics Materials & Devices (topics in solid state physics) Advanced Photonics Devices Theoretical Quantum Information Advanced Topics in Complex Systems Advanced Topics In Electromagnetism And Plasma Physics Topics in Quantum Physics Computational Physics Experimental Laboratories Advanced Topics in Quantum Optics

Assessment method

The final assessment will be based on your performance in examinations, coursework, a research project and, if required, in an oral examination.

How to apply

International applicants

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

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Entry requirements

Minimum second-class honours degree, or international equivalent, in physics (Mathematics and Physics, Theoretical Physics, Astrophysics, Engineering Physics etc.) or a related subject. Applicants from an engineering discipline need to have had sufficient exposure to fundamental physics courses in quantum mechanics and electromagnetism, or need to demonstrate that they can acquire the necessary background. Contact us about your case and the possibility of conversion courses. You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with no component below 5.5).

Fees and funding

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Advanced Physics at University of Strathclyde - UCAS