Studying with us offers you the opportunity to gain a fundamental understanding of the way the Universe works, as well as providing you with advanced and specialist skills and enhancing your career prospects.
- 99% of our research rated as internationally excellent or world-leading
We have highly active research groups in a wide range of areas and have an international reputation for the quality of our research. 99% of our submitted research for REF 2014 was rated as internationally excellent or world-leading. 63% was deemed ‘outstanding’ for its impact in terms of its reach and significance.
Our staff are actively involved in major international collaborations, including the SPIRE instrument consortium for the Herschel satellite. The Gravity Exploration Institute is an active member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, which recently made the headlines for its discovery of gravitational waves.
The outstanding record of our research activities compliments the teaching on our postgraduate programmes, as our students have the opportunity to learn from academic staff truly at the forefront of their respective fields. Our track record of teaching excellence and is also supported by a range of world-class laboratory facilities.
Our MSc students have access to a dedicated suite of facilities within the School.
We offer five research-led MSc programmes in Physics and Astrophysics which are designed to meet the growing demand for advanced study in these areas and reflect our research expertise.
|Compound Semiconductor Physics||MSc||Full-time|
|Data Intensive Astrophysics||MSc||Full-time|
|Data Intensive Physics||MSc||Full-time|
|Gravitational Wave Physics||MSc||Full-time|
LIGO scientists detect gravitational wave signal from the merging of two black holes.