Course Detail

Master of Physics with French


Physics studies how our Universe works. It includes areas such as quantum theory, relativity and particle physics, and lies at the heart of most modern technology - for example the computer and the laser. Most forefront science takes place in international collaborations, and this 5-year MSci degree includes a year studying abroad. It is aimed at students who wish to continue French beyond school, and may want to pursue a career as a research physicist.

Course ContentThe course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
Stage 1In their first year students study a core of experimental, theoretical and computational physics, alongside applied mathematics. Physics topics include:

• Classical Mechanics
• Electromagnetism
• Light and Optics
• Quantum Theory
• Relativity
• Solid State Physics
• Thermal Physics
• French
Stage 2• Astrophysics I
• Atomic and Nuclear Physics
• Quantum Physics
• Optics, Electricity and Magnetism
• Physics of the Solid State
• French

Advanced laboratory work develops the skills of planning, carrying out and analysing experiments and simulations, and provides opportunities for deepening understanding of the wide applicability of physics.
Stage 3Students will take an approved Erasmus programme of study at a French speaking university or alternatively, an approved placement in a French speaking country.
Stage 4At Stage 4, a choice of modules is made to develop in-depth understanding of such areas as:

• Astrophysics II
• Advanced Electromagnetism and Optics
• Nuclear and Particle Physics
• Physics in Medicine
• Quantum Mechanics and Relativity
• Advanced Solid State Physics
• Professional Skills
• French
Stage 5At Stage 5, specialist modules are available, broadly reflecting research interests of those teaching in the Department. These modules include:

• Cosmology
• High-energy Astrophysics
• Laser Physics
• Medical Radiation Research Methods
• Molecular Physics
• Planetary Systems
• Plasma Physics
• The Physics of Nanomaterials
• Ultrafast Science

Also in this year, a major project is carried out in association with one of these research areas, with the student working within world-leading research groups. Through this project students gain an intensive insight into modern scientific research.

Students can also undertake projects with an outside organisation or company, provided the research is approved by the Director of Education. Some projects may result in publications in national and international scientific journals.

Course Information

  • IELTS: 6.5/5.5

  • Scholarship: Yes

  • Tuition Fee: £20,800 Per Year

Admission Requirements

The comparable qualifications from Nepal are as follows:

Uk Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1) 

Bachelor degree (at least 4 years duration) with a First Division pass (65% or higher).

Uk Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2)

Bachelor degree (at least 4 years duration) with 60% or higher.