|Study location||United Kingdom, Nottingham, Clifton Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
from a range of physics-based degrees, engineering or related disciplines.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
If your personal statement exceeds 4000 characters, please upload it as a document
Develop a rounded education across the breadth of physics with an in-depth research project, supported by expert academics.
What does a 21st Century physicist look like? You will learn to communicate to a broad audience and make physics accessible for all on current topics in physics. You will present your understanding through innovative techniques including vlogging, infographics, patents, apps, outreach experiments and articles for The Conversation.
Work closely with a dedicated academic team who are all active researchers in their own right, and who regularly publish in top physics journals. Visit our academic team pages to find out more about the ways in which we support you and explore our research interests.
Research Methodology and Ethics (20 cp)
On this module you’ll consider key scientific methods and ethical issues in relation to research in your chosen field. You’ll cover the techniques required to carry out a research project and literature, and the critical appraisal of published research work.
Research project (60 cp)
You’ll complete your own independent research project – an advanced summary of the tasks and associated skills that are essential to conducting successful scientific research.
Medical Imaging (20 cp)
This module introduces you to the tools and techniques used in medical imaging, and related image processing research.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (MRI) imaging and applications in medical diagnostics
Optical Coherent Tomography (OCT) and its application to medical (e.g. opthalmology) imaging
diagnostic sonography (US, ultrasonography)
computed tomography (CT) and X-ray medical imaging.
Imaging Matter: From Atoms to Galaxies (20 cp)
This module explores the tools and techniques used in materials imaging. Your knowledge will be reinforced by both laboratory classes and case studies. Main topics include:
digital imaging and image processing and image capture (CCD, thermal, video, digital cameras), image enhancement and compression
the operating principles, applications and limitations of advanced optical microscopy, including polarising light microscopy, fluorescence microscopy and confocal and near field microscopy.
Current Topics in Physics (20 cp)
In this module you will use current scientific literature to answer topical questions in physics and present findings using various media. Topics will be aligned with projects, preparing you for research tasks.
21st Century Scientist (20 cp)
In this innovative module you will gain experience and confidence presenting your research using a wide range of media, including interviews, YouTube-style videos, press releases, blog articles, informal discussions and infographics.
Advanced Quantum Mechanics (20 cp)
In this module you will cover some of the greatest intellectual achievements of physics including the explanation of the universe on the smallest length scale. This will be offered on alternate years.
General Relativity (20 cp)
You will cover Einstein’s greatest theory which describes the working of the large-scale universe including the curved space-time, black holes and gravitational waves. This will be offered on alternate years.
Industry will value the skills you have acquired including team-work, expertise in communication, hands-on experience and technical know-how. The course provides great foundations for a career across a range of industries and roles such as business analysts, physicists, management and financial traders. In addition, the course is a good basis to study towards PhD research.