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Applied Physics University of Strathclyde




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Course info


Our MSc in Applied Physics is a vocational course for anyone with a background in the physical sciences or engineering.

You can choose classes relevant to your career interests from a wide range of topics including:

  • high-power microwave technology
  • laser-based particle acceleration and enabled applications
  • physics and the life sciences
  • materials and solid state physics
  • photonics
  • quantum optics and quantum information technology

On the MSc programme you'll acquire:

  • in-depth knowledge of current and emerging theories, techniques and practices within the field of physics and the life sciences and the ability to apply these theories in a professional setting
  • problem-solving and high numeracy skills that are widely sought-after across the commercial sector skills required to use high-power microwave technology in an industrial environment
  • professional abilities in applying laser-based particle acceleration and enabled applications.
  • in-depth knowledge of materials and solid state physics, photonics & quantum optics and quantum information technology.
  • You‘ll put the knowledge gained in the taught classes to use on a research project. You can design the project to fit in with your interests and career plans.
  • The course gives you the opportunity to explore and master a wide range of applied physics skills. It teaches you transferable, problem-solving and numeracy skills that are widely sought after across the commercial sector.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Applied Physics.

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees

£21,300.00 (22,02,850) per year

The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year.

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




University of Strathclyde

McCance Building,

16 Richmond Street,


Glasgow, City Of,

G1 1XQ, Scotland

Entry requirement for international students

Minimum second-class honours degree, or international equivalent, in physics or related subject, e.g. Engineering Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Applicants from an engineering discipline need to have had sufficient exposure to quantum mechanics and solid state physics, e.g. by semiconductor technology courses, or need to demonstrate that they can acquire the necessary background. Contact us about your case and the possibility of conversion courses. You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with no component below 5.5).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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