Physics with Education MSc

Key information

Duration:
1 year full time
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

This course is for you if you are interested in studying physics or astronomy at an advanced level as well as undertaking research in physics education.

You will have graduated from a physics- or applied mathematics-based degree with substantial physics component and have an interest in physics teaching at a higher education level.

Why choose this course?

  • We are ranked in the top 20 in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2017).
  • The Department is a founder member of SEPnet, the South East Physics Network of physics departments, which supports vital research, teaching and development in the South East.
  • Our research lies at the forefront of fundamental physics – from quantum information processing, through top-rated particle physics experiments to the theoretical understanding of space, time and matter.

Entry requirements

Degree requirements

You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Degree requirements

Licenciado/Titulo with a final mark of 6.0-7.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Australia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Azerbaijan

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4 or 81%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bahrain

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Grade C+).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bangladesh

Degree requirements

Masters degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brazil

Degree requirements

Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brunei

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second class lower division or GPA 2.7/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 (grade B).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 4.5-5.0/7 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading university with overall mark of 65%-80% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Colombia

Degree requirements

Licenciado with ‘Acreditacion de alta calidad’ and a GPA of 3.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ecuador

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 15/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Egypt

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a university with an overall grade of 70%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Degree requirements

Licence with mention assez bien or Maîtrise with final mark of at least 12.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Magister Artium with a final mark of 2.7 or better.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ghana

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a public university with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Degree requirements

Ptychion from an AEI with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading institution with overall mark of 50-65% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Indonesia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from an 'A' accredited university with GPA 2.8/4.0. 

Bachelors degree from a 'B' accredited university with GPA 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a final mark of at least 14.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Degree requirements

Diploma di Laurea with an overall mark of at least 101.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum C/GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Jordan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kazakhstan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of 3.75 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/GPA 2,67.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kenya

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kuwait

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lebanon

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 or 13/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malawi

Degree requirements

Masters degree, depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.7/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Mexico

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nepal

Degree requirements

Masters degree with overall mark of 70%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division or CGPA of at least 3.0/5.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall grade of C.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Oman

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Degree requirements

Four-year bachelors degree with overall grade of 65% or Masters with 55%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Paraguay

Degree requirements

Bachelors with a final mark of at least 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Peru

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 12/20 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Degree requirements

Masters degree with 1.75/5.0 (where 1 is the highest) or 3.5/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Qatar

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall CPGA of at least 2.8 (on a scale of 4).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Russia

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a CGPA 3.0/5.0 or 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division or CAP 3.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Degree requirements

Bachelors (honours) degree with second-class division 2.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a leading university with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 2/4.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Degree requirements

Bachelors Special degree with lower second honours.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Degree requirements

Licence or Diplôme with 4.5/6 or 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Taiwan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with overall mark of 70%-85% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Thailand

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Degree requirements

Lisans Diplomasi with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Vietnam

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis/research component) with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 7.0/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zambia

Degree requirements

Masters degree with GPA of 2.0/2.5 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zimbabwe

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us at pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-, mathematics- or astronomy-based subject. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but you are generally expected to have a significant mathematical or physical background, including calculus, differential equations, mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. You should normally have some experience of teaching at a higher education institution or have an interest in this area. You may also be considered for the course if you have experience of equivalent standing.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Higher level (7.0 overall, including at least 6.5 in each component).

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our entry requirements and find out more about IELTS

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade B or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 185 overall, including at least 176 in each skill

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade C or above.

For tests taken after January 2015: 185 overall, including at least 176 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency

Pearson (PTE Academic)

67 overall, including at least 62 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic)

TOEFL (iBT)

95 overall, including at least 22 in Listening, 23 in Reading, 23 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT)

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

French Baccalaureat

A score of 12 or above in English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language.

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

Level 5, including at least 4 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 80%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 80%

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Grade C (Honours) or above in English.

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

English language support

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course.

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Admissions information for applicants

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) for international students

Yes. You should apply for this course as early as possible so that you have time to apply for ATAS clearance. Find out more about ATAS

How to apply

You apply to Sussex using our postgraduate application system.

Personal statement

Yes. You must submit a personal statement as part of your application. 

Find out how to write a personal statement

Professional experience of teaching requiredYes

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, email pg.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Application deadlines

1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Course details

How will I study?

You’ll learn through lectures, workshops and personal supervision. Your time is split between the project and modules with the project culminating in a dissertation. You start work on your project at the beginning of the spring term. In the summer term, you focus on examinations and project work.

The Physics modules are assessed by problem sets, with either open-notes tests or unseen examinations. The Education modules are assessed by essays or oral presentations. You'll also be encouraged to attend research seminars where the latest developments in research are discussed.

MSc project

Your project will be on some aspect of physics education. Supervisors and topics are allocated, in consultation with you, at the start of the autumn term. Often the projects form the basis of research papers that are later published in journals.

This course is currently subject to validation, in line with our procedures for assuring the quality of our degrees. This means that some course detail may change. The validation process will be concluded before the course starts.

Our experts

Prof Xavier Calmet

Prof Xavier Calmet

Professor of Physics

Research interests

Black Holes, Cosmology, General Relativity, Information Theory, Mathematical Physics, Particle astrophysics, Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Gravity, Quantum Metrology, Theoretical Particle Physics, Theoretical Physics

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Prof Barry Garraway

Prof Barry Garraway

Professor Of Quantum Physics

Research interests

Atom-light Interactions, Atomic and molecular physics, Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics, Decoherence, Quantum Information Processing, Quantum optics, Quantum Optics & Information, Quantum Theory

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Prof Winfried Hensinger

Prof Winfried Hensinger

Professor of Quantum Technologies

Research interests

Atom-light Interactions, Atomic Physics - Quantum Logic, Atoms and Ions, Atoms in External Fields, Cold Atoms and Applications, Laser Cooling and Trapping, Laser technology, Light, Microfabricated devices, Microfabrication, Quantum Chaos, Quantum Computing, Quantum Information Processing, Quantum Metrology, quantum simulation

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Dr Stephan Huber

Dr Stephan Huber

Reader in Theoretical Particle Physics

Research interests

Beyond The Standard Model, Cosmology, Particle physics - theory, Quantum Field Theory, Supersymmetry

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Dr Ilian Iliev

Dr Ilian Iliev

Reader In Astronomy

Research interests

Cosmology, First Stars, reionization, Simulations

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Dr Antony Lewis

Dr Antony Lewis

Professor of Cosmology

Research interests

Astrophysics, Cosmology, Data analysis, Sampling

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Dr Daniel Litim

Dr Daniel Litim

Reader in Theoretical Physics

Research interests

Black Holes, Cosmology, Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Gravity, Relativity

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Dr Simon Peeters

Dr Simon Peeters

Reader

Research interests

Data analysis, Direct Dark Matter Detection, Experimental particle physics, Instrumentation for Particle Physics Or Astronomy, Instrumentation, sensors and detectors, Neutrino Physics, Particle astrophysics, Particle physics - experiment, Statistical Uncertainty

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Dr Fabrizio Salvatore

Dr Fabrizio Salvatore

Reader in Experimental Particle Physics

Research interests

B Physics/Flavour Physics, Calorimetry, Collider Physics, Supersymmetry, trigger systems for particle physics

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Prof Veronica Sanz

Prof Veronica Sanz

Professor of Physics

Research interests

Applied machine learning, Bayesian Methods, Big Data Analytics, Holography, Particle physics - theory, strong coupling, symmetries

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Dr David Seery

Dr David Seery

Reader In Mathematics & Physics

Research interests

Cosmology, Quantum Field Theory, Theoretical Physics

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Prof Peter Thomas

Prof Peter Thomas

Professor of Astronomy

Research interests

Direct Numerical Simulation, Extra-Galactic Astronomy & Cosmology, Hydrodynamics

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Dr Jose Verdu Galiana

Dr Jose Verdu Galiana

Reader

Research interests

Atom-light Interactions, Atomic Spectroscopy, Atoms and Ions, Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics, Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance (FTICR), FT Mass Spectrometry, Mass Spectrometry, Quantum optics

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Course enquiries

+44 (0)1273 873254 
mps@sussex.ac.uk 

Find out about the Department of Physics and Astronomy

Fees and scholarships

How much does it cost?

Fees

UK/EU students:
£9,500 per year
Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
£9,500 per year
International students:
£19,200 per year

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

How can I fund my course?

Postgraduate Masters loans

You can borrow up to £10,280 to help with fees and living costs if your course starts on or after 1 August 2017. Loans are available from the Student Loans Company if you’re from the UK or if you’re an EU national studying for a Masters.

Find out more about Postgraduate Masters Loans

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

How Masters scholarships make studying more affordable

Working while you study

Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

Careers

Our graduates go on to take research degrees, or take up employment in a range of industries in roles such as:

  • business/data analysis
  • computer programming
  • software development
  • teaching
  • research and teaching technical support.

Graduate destinations

89% of students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy were in work or further study six months after graduating.

(EPI, Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015 for postgraduates)

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