We offer many different options for postgraduate study in physics at Strathclyde. Our current postgraduates include students who come from all corners of the globe.
Our courses and projects focus on research being undertaken by members of academic staff. Their research interests in physics range from the fundamental to the applied. Based on the REF 2014 GPA Scores, Times Higher Education ranked Strathclyde as number one in the UK for physics research.
If you're interested in joining us we'd love to hear from you. Please contact us if you have any questions about our courses or studying Physics at Strathclyde.
We offer taught Masters courses in the following subjects:
- Advanced Physics (MSc)
- Applied Physics (MSc)
- Nanoscience (MSc) offered with Pure & Applied Chemistry
- Optical Technologies (MSc)
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Our MSc course curriculums comprise of 180 credits, with one credit being equal to ten hours of student learning. The curriculum includes 120 credits of taught material - taken over the first two semesters of the degree - and a 60-credit project that runs, typically, from May to September. The project, under the supervision of an academic, can be computational, experimental or theoretical.
The MSc is assessed by a mixture of continuous assessment and exams. The exams take place in January and May. Progress to the project phase of the MSc is determined by a student’s performance in the exams. Project assessment is based on a written report, oral exam and a talk. The award of the MSc is determined by an Examination Board that meets in September.
You can choose from the following options:
- doctoral research degree (PhD), which typically lasts 3/3.5 years
- masters degree by research (one-year) either an MPhil or an MRes, with a greater teaching component
- engineering doctorate (EngD), this lasts four years and is undertaken with an industrial partner
All physics postgraduate research students are members of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) Graduate School, which supports postgraduate-level training across Scotland.
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Specific scholarships for international students on taught masters courses include:
- Faculty of Science International Excellence Scholarships
- International Postgraduate Scholarships
- Scotland's Saltire Scholarships
- Santander Scholarships
The University also has a full list of scholarships.
Funding for research degrees comes from a variety of sources, including UK research councils, the University of Strathclyde and our industrial partners.
Most UK or EU-based PhD applicants will be eligible for a fully-funded PhD studentship, paying fees, and an annual stipend to cover living expenses.
Overseas students must, in general, fund their own maintenance and the tuition fee.
For information on studentships for postgraduate study at the University, see the scholarships page. Scholarship options include:
- SUPA Prize Studentships, which provide funding for research training for the very best PhD candidates from around the world
- Ciência sem Fronteiras - Reino Unido (CsF), Brazilian Scientific Mobility offers students from Brazil 'sandwich' and full PhD scholarships