Physics MSci

4.5
2 opinions
  • The teaching quality is absolutely fantastic, and the resources provided by the librarians are extremely helpful. There are also many opportunities for attending talks and events which are related to my field.
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  • London is an amazing university, but most of all people are kind and friendly, there is people from all over the world so one can discover different culture, and there is so many new things to try... London is a big city,
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Master

In London

£ 9,250 VAT inc.

Description

  • Typology

    Master

  • Location

    London

  • Duration

    4 Years

Description

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 15 or 30 credits, adding up to a total of 120 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 30-credit module is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
Core modules in the first year provide a firm foundation in quantum and classical physics, underpinned by mathematics and a practical skills module which includes computing skills training.
The second year includes core modules in quantum physics and its application to atoms and molecules, in statistical thermodynamics and in electromagnetic theory, along with further mathematics. The quantum and condensed matter elements of the core are completed in the third year. The second and third year also include practical laboratory and project modules, and optional modules to develop further and enhance knowledge of a range of physics topics.
The fourth year comprises a compulsory research project, and a further five half-credit modules, generally chosen from subjects in the relevant degree specialty. A wide range of modules is available, including some taught by staff from other University of London colleges.
This programme is offered both as a three-year BSc and a four-year MSci, with common structures and subjects for the first two years. However, the additional fourth year of the MSci programme allows for a greater depth of study and we recommend you apply for an MSci initially, as this keeps more options open.

Facilities

Location

Starts

London
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Gower Street, WC1E 6BT

Starts

On request

To take into account

A science degree from UCL is a strong asset across the whole range of careers where basic scientific skills are required, from accountancy to astrophysics, and computing to cryogenics. The programme is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) and includes the very latest developments and discoveries in the field, based on our highly rated research. Collaborative links with both industry and international research laboratories provide insight into the practical application of your studies. A wide range of optional modules are available, including modules from other University of London colleges, which allows for individual preferences and specialisations within your degree.

Your scientific training will equip you with an understanding of mathematics, and of physical principles and techniques, as well as transferable skills in analysis, rational argument and innovative problem solving. Surveys by the IOP indicate that physicists' versatility is valued in a vast range of careers. Around half our graduates choose to pursue further study for an MSc or PhD. A PhD opens up the possibility of an academic or research career in a university or research institute. Alternatively, like many of our graduates, you may consider employment in research, design, development, computing, finance, marketing and teaching, among others.

English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required

Holders of accredited degrees can follow a route to Institute of Physics membership and the Chartered Physicist (CPhys) professional qualification. Graduates of accredited Integrated Master's (MPhys or MSci) degrees have fulfilled the educational requirements for CPhys status, while graduates of accredited Bachelor's (BSc) degrees have partially fulfilled these requirements.

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Opinions

4.5
  • The teaching quality is absolutely fantastic, and the resources provided by the librarians are extremely helpful. There are also many opportunities for attending talks and events which are related to my field.
    |
  • London is an amazing university, but most of all people are kind and friendly, there is people from all over the world so one can discover different culture, and there is so many new things to try... London is a big city,
    |
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4.4
fantastic

Course rating

Recommended

Centre rating

Student

5.0
24/04/2018
What I would highlight: The teaching quality is absolutely fantastic, and the resources provided by the librarians are extremely helpful. There are also many opportunities for attending talks and events which are related to my field.
What could be improved: All ok
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

4.0
13/05/2017
What I would highlight: London is an amazing university, but most of all people are kind and friendly, there is people from all over the world so one can discover different culture, and there is so many new things to try... London is a big city,
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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2018

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The average rating is higher than 3.7

More than 50 reviews in the last 12 months

This centre has featured on Emagister for 10 years

Subjects

  • Mathematics
  • Thermodynamics
  • GCSE Mathematics
  • GCSE Physics
  • Physics of the Universe
  • Atomic and molecular physics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Quantum Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Physics of the Solar System

Course programme

YEAR 1

Core or compulsory module(s)
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Mathematical Methods I
  • Mathematical Methods II
  • Physics of the Universe
  • Practical Skills 1C
  • Practical Skills 1P
  • Thermal Physics
  • Waves, Optics and Acoustics
Optional modules

All first-year modules are compulsory.

YEAR 2

Core or compulsory module(s)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Mathematical Methods III
  • Practical Physics 2A
  • Practical Physics 2B
  • Quantum Physics
  • Statistical Thermodynamics
Optional modules

One optional module from the following:

  • Environmental Physics
  • Mathematics for Physics and Astronomy
  • Physics of the Solar System


YEAR 3

Core or compulsory module(s)

  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Experimental Physics
  • Group Project
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Solid State Physics
Optional modules

You will select your remaining 1.0 credit from a wide range of physics options. Options may include:

  • Energy and Climate
  • Lasers and Modern Optics
  • Materials and Nanomaterials
  • Ocean Physics and Climate Change
  • Physical Cosmology
  • Physics of the Earth
  • Scientific Computing Using Object Oriented Languages
  • Theory of Dynamical Systems

YEAR 4

Core or compulsory module(s)
  • Physics Project
Optional modules

You will select 2.5 credits from a wide range of optional modules.

Your learning

Teaching is delivered through lectures, laboratory (and as appropriate, observatory) practical sessions, and supervised problem-solving tutorials. These tutorials are designed to deal with lecture-based questions, enlarge on topics addressed in lectures, and allow clarification and in-depth discussion of new concepts.

Assessment

Assessment will normally involve end-of-year examinations, and an element of assessed coursework. Practical work will be continuously assessed.

Additional information

Overseas students Fee - £25,960 (2018/19)

Physics MSci

£ 9,250 VAT inc.