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Physics, MPhil

UK

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What will I learn?

COURSE OVERVIEW

You will undertake a physics research project over two years (MPhil) or three years (PhD), supported by our globally esteemed researchers.

The project will be shaped by your participation in research activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratory activity and fieldwork, as well as your involvement in one of our established research groups. Swansea is a research-led University and physics makes a significant contribution, meaning you will benefit from the considerable experience and skills of our expert staff.

We have three main research groups.

The Atomic, Molecular and Quantum Physics Group (AMQP) is supported by grants from EPSRC, the EU, The Royal Society, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and various industrial and government sources.

The areas of research are:

  • Analytical laser spectroscopy,
  • Ultrafast Dynamics, Imaging and Microscopy, Optomechanics
  • Antihydrogen, positronium and positrons
  • Cold atom physics
  • Nano-scale physics and the life sciences

The Applied Physics and Materials (APM) Group is supported by grants from the European Union, Welsh Government, National Science Foundation, Australian Research Council, Welsh European Funding Office, and EPSRC.

The areas of research include:

  • Biophotonics: Nano- and micro-structured materials, biomimetics, analyte sensing and light-tissue interaction
  • Nanomedicine
  • Sustainable Advanced Materials: next-generation semiconductors, bioelectronic materials and devices, optoelectronics including photodetection, solar energy conversion, advanced electro-optics and transport physics of disordered solids

The Particle Physics and Cosmology Theory (PPCT) Group is one of the five largest particle physics groups in the UK. It is supported mainly by STFC, but also has grants from EPSRC, the EU, the Royal Society and the Leverhulme Trust.

The areas of research include:

  • Amplitudes in gauge and supergravity theories
  • Hot and Dense matter, High-performance computing
  • Gauge/string duality, Higher spin holography, Integrability, Large-N gauge theories, supersymmetry and duality
  • Holography and lattice theories in physics beyond the Standard Model
  • Quantum fields in curved spacetime and theoretical cosmology

Which department am I in?

Physics

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£22,050.00 (US$ 26,600) per year
Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

January 2023, April 2023, July 2023

Venue

Singleton Park Campus

Singleton Park,

Swansea,

SA2 8PP, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have: Bachelor with CGPA 3.7 (out of 4.0) is comparable to UK 1st Class; Bachelor with CGPA 3.2 (out of 4.0) is comparable to UK 2.1 standard; Bachelor with CGPA 2.6 (out of 4.0) is comparable to UK 2.2 standard. IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each part of the test (or equivalent).

For international students

Applicants for MPhil must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University). IELTS 6.5 Overall (with no individual component below 6.0) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

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

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About Swansea University

A dual campus university, Swansea University boasts excellent teaching, research and outstanding student support.

  • Rated in the top 30 UK research universities (REF 2014-21)
  • Awarded gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • UK Top 15 for career prospects (Complete University Guide)
  • Among the top 10 safest places to study in the UK

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