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Full time | University of Strathclyde | 12 months | 18-SEP-23

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12 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Physics (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Why this course?

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 & computational physics

quantum optics and quantum information

complexity science

physics and the life sciences

solid-state physics

plasma physics

You'll put the knowledge gained in the taught components to use in a cutting-edge research project, which can be theoretical, computational or experimental.

Study with us

focus on topics such as theoretical physics, quantum information, plasma physics and solid state physics

choose taught elements relevant to your career interests

gain transferable, problem solving and numeracy skills

opportunity to choose classes relevant to your interests


A Masters degree in Physics prepares you for a wide and versatile range of careers in science and engineering as well as all areas of management, financial services, etc. Many graduates proceed to a PhD.

Strathclyde Physics graduates are working across the world in a number of different roles including:

Medical Physicist

Senior Engineer


Systems Engineer

Treasury Analyst

Patent Attorneys

Software Engineer


Spacecraft Project Manager

Defence Scientist

Procurement Manager

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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.

University information

The University of Strathclyde is an international leading technological university, offering a diverse variety of postgraduate course options. With over 23,000 students from more than 100 countries, it has a vibrant, international community and welcomes students from around the globe. Research is at the heart of everything that the University of Strathclyde does, and almost 90% of Strathclyde’s research is rated ‘world leading’...more

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