Master of Science (MSc) in Physics




What will I learn?

The MSc in Physics programme combines a coursework component with research experience at the frontiers of physics and applied physics research. Masters students are also expected to complete a research thesis, though at a lower level of comprehensiveness and scope than PhD theses.

MSc students must complete 12 AUs of coursework from 7XX courses, including at least one PAP7XX (graduate-level physics) course. To fulfill this requirement with courses offered outside the division, permission must be sought in advance from the school. Courses taken to fulfill these requirements must be taken on a letter grade basis, and MSc students are expected to maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.0.

MSc students must also write a research thesis. The thesis procedure and requirements are the same as for PhD students; however, MSc theses are usually of more limited scope than PhD theses, and are evaluated by two rather than three examiners.

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (Minimum candidature period of 1 year, and a maximum of 3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$19,250.00 (11,69,289) per year
This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change in the coming year
Start date

Expected January, August 2024


College of Science

60 Nanyang Drive,


637551, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant must have completed at least a Bachelor Degree (Honors) or European/German FH Diploma or its equivalent in areas of Science/Electrical/Electronics Engineering from a university with recognized standing with at least a 2nd Class Honors or equivalent. As the Programme instruction medium is English, applicant must be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of the language. Applicant whose native tongue or medium of instruction from previous studies (Bachelor / FH Diploma) is not English must submit at least one of the following: TOEFL score indicating a minimum of 600 for Paper based test or 100 for internet based test; IELTS: With academic IELTS result of at least 6.5.

For international students

BSc in physics or a related discipline. If the university has an honours system, at least second-upper class honours, or the equivalent, is required.

International applicants must have either GRE General Test scores or GATE scores. A GRE subject score in Physics is welcome but not required.

International applicants who are not native English speakers must have TOEFL scores or IELTS scores.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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