Loughborough University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Advanced Physics (Taught)

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Course summary

Our MSc physics programme will give you the key skills needed for employment in industry, public service or academic research. Reflecting the research strengths and specialisms of our Department of Physics, the MSc Advanced Physics combines compulsory modules in superconductivity and nanoscience with options that include quantum computing and solid state physics. Over the course of the programme, you will explore diverse modules which will allow you to apply and communicate your knowledge of materials science. This will culminate in the development of an individual project essay in which you will consider a particular aspect of physics and gain experience in conducting a piece of original applied research. This project will be devoted to one of several topical areas of modern physics, including:

  • High-temperature superconductivity
  • Terahertz semiconductor and superconductor electronics
  • Quantum computing and quantum metamaterials
  • Physics of extreme conditions
Your studies will be enhanced by our recent investment in state-of-the-art labs, giving you access to a wide variety of experimental facilities including pulsed laser deposition, atomic force microscopy, Raman scattering and x-ray diffraction. In addition, we have a departmental observatory with a 16-inch equatorially-mounted Meade telescope and other astronomical equipment.

Course details


Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in science or engineering, or appropriate professional experience.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £11900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11900 Year 1
Scotland £11900 Year 1
Wales £11900 Year 1
International £26500 Year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fees shown are for new students commencing the first year of study in the specified year only. The fee stated is for a full-time student undertaking a master’s programme of 180 credits. Part-time students, or those taking a postgraduate certificate or a postgraduate diploma, should divide the published fee by 180 credits and then multiply by the number of credits they are taking to calculate their tuition fees. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures.
Advanced Physics at Loughborough University - UCAS