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Physics MRes

Join one of our leading physics research groups tackling a research project of technological or fundamental importance.

Feed your curiosity and knowledge

Join one of our leading physics research groups and develop state-of-the-art research skills and knowledge. You'll tackle a research project of technological or fundamental importance.

As well as feeding your curiosity and knowledge, you'll develop a broad range of in-demand technical skills. These will prepare you for your future career in academia, industry or business.

Your topic of study will be either experimental or theoretical in nature.

Develop expert skills

We'll provide expert training. You'll develop expert skills needed to tackle a contemporary problem in this field.

Depending on your research topic/project, these skills may involve:

  • fabricating and characterising novel materials
  • advanced programming
  • using high-performance computing facilities

You'll become part of a thriving research group. This will provide a wider environment for networking, group activities and seminars.

You'll be under the close supervision and training of one of our expert academics.

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Outstanding student experience

The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics offers an outstanding postgraduate experience. We received a very high score of 90% for overall satisfaction in the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) 2019. We also have one of the highest completion rates.

You'll also have access to state-of-the-art research facilities. This includes:

  • high-performance computers
  • clean-room facilities
  • advanced experimental instrumentation
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Your Physics MRes project

Your physics research project comprises the major element of the course. It will represent a completely original contribution to the field.

This project will involve two semesters of research in your area of physics research. You'll take advanced modules to provide you with the knowledge required for your project.

The extended project will provide excellent opportunities for independent learning and critical thinking. The initial modules train and encourage you to take ownership of your own learning.

You'll select a topic/project from the list below. Projects are either experimental or theoretical.


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