This course starts in September 2020

Physics MSc

Physics MSc

Key information

Duration:
1 year full time, 2 years part time
Start date:
September 2020
Apply by:
1 August 2020 (international), 1 September 2020 (UK/EU)

This course is for you if you’re interested in atomic, molecular and optical physics, as well as experimental particle physics.

Our research lies at the forefront of fundamental physics, including:

  • quantum information processing
  • top-rated particle physics experiments
  • the theoretical understanding of space, time and matter.

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.

Flexibility while studying has meant I can tailor my course to my project – designing and building a 3D microscope. Staff have an open-door policy, which helps create the atmosphere that makes Sussex so unique.”Maxwell Rowley
Physics MSc 

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements

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

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Degree requirements

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

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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 with an overall mark of at least 62%-80% depending on your university.

As evidence of completing your degree you must provide both a Degree Certificate and Graduation Certificate.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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 at least 70%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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 with an overall mark of at least 50-65% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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 or 75%.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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 2.5-3.0/5.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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 at least 70% or GPA of at least 3.0/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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 at least 12/20 from a public university or 14/20 from a private university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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

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

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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 with a CGPA of at least 3.0/4.5 or 2.8/4.3 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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 or 6/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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 at least 65%-75% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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 2.5 -2.8/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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 2.6 - 2.8/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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 of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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.

As evidence of completing your degree you must provide both proof of graduation in addition to your transcript.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or 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-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

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

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Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Lower level (6.0 overall, including at least 6.0 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)

169 overall, including at least 169 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)

169 overall, including at least 169 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)

56 overall, including at least 56 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)

80 overall, including at least 19 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 21 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.

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 4 or above in GCSE from 2017).

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 4, including at least 3 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: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Grades A - C in English language

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 1119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-6 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 A1-C6 (1-6) in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Country exceptions

Select to see the list of exempt English-speaking countries

If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirement. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before starting your course at Sussex. If the qualification was obtained earlier than this, we would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have maintained a good level of English, for example by living in an English-speaking country or working in an occupation that required you to use English regularly and to a high level.

Please note that this list is determined by the UK’s Home Office, not by the University of Sussex.

List of exempt countries: 

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada**
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

** Canada: you must be a national of Canada; other nationals not on this list who have a degree from a Canadian institution will not normally be exempt from needing to provide evidence of English.

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 clearance on the Student Hub.

Evidence of lab experience

Yes. If you are requesting experimental projects you must show evidence of laboratory experience. We accept references of competence in the laboratory.

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

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

Application deadlines

1 August 2020 (international), 1 September 2020 (UK/EU)

Course details

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to study this course full time or part time, to fit around your work and personal life. 

On the full-time course, you study core modules and options in the autumn and spring terms. You work on the project throughout the year. In the summer term, you focus on examinations and project work. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.

On the part-time course, you take the core modules evenly spread over the two years of study, while working on your project. For details about the part-time course, contact us at msc@physics.sussex.ac.uk

Modules

These modules are running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

Options

Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

MSc project

Your project is supervised by faculty. 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.

Our experts

  • Astronomy Centre

    The Astronomy Centre is a large research group focusing on many areas of cosmology and astrophysics. Our research spans the early Universe, the cosmic microwave background, the epoch of reionization, the first stars, galaxy formation, observational astronomy and dark energy. PhD projects can be primarily observational, theoretical or computational, or a mixture.

    Dr Christian Byrnes

    Dr Christian Byrnes

    Senior Research Fellow

    Research interests

    Black Holes, Cosmology, Extra-Galactic Astronomy & Cosmology, Particle astrophysics, Perturbations

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    Prof Ilian Iliev

    Prof Ilian Iliev

    Professor of Astrophysics

    Research interests

    Cosmology, First Stars, reionization, Simulations

    View Ilian Iliev's profile

    Dr Antony Lewis

    Dr Antony Lewis

    Professor of Cosmology

    Research interests

    Astrophysics, Cosmology, Data analysis, Sampling

    View Antony Lewis's profile

    Prof Seb Oliver

    Prof Seb Oliver

    Professor of Astrophysics

    Research interests

    Astronomy, Astronomy & Space Science Technologies, Astronomy - observation, Cosmology, Data analysis, Data Mining, Medical Imaging, Medical Informatics

    View Seb Oliver's profile

    Prof Kathy Romer

    Prof Kathy Romer

    Professor of Astrophysics

    Research interests

    Astronomy, Astronomy & Space Science Technologies, Astronomy - observation, Cosmology, Data Mining

    View Kathy Romer's profile

    Dr Mark Sargent

    Dr Mark Sargent

    Senior Lecturer In Astronomy

    Research interests

    Astronomy - observation, Astrophysics, Data Mining, Extra-Galactic Astronomy & Cosmology, Physics

    View Mark Sargent's profile

    Dr David Seery

    Dr David Seery

    Reader In Mathematics & Physics

    Research interests

    Cosmology, Quantum Field Theory, Theoretical Physics

    View David Seery's profile

    Dr Robert E Smith

    Dr Robert E Smith

    Senior Lecturer

    Research interests

    Cosmology, Data analysis, High Performance Computing, Mathematical modelling

    View Robert E Smith's profile

    Prof Peter Thomas

    Prof Peter Thomas

    Professor of Astronomy

    Research interests

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

    View Peter Thomas's profile

  • Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

    The Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (AMO) Group is a leading centre in quantum technology development, and research in fundamental experimental and theoretical AMO physics. Our activities cover many topics in quantum technology as well as fundamental physics.

    Prof Jacob Dunningham

    Prof Jacob Dunningham

    Professor of Physics

    Research interests

    Atomic and molecular physics, Bose-Einstein Condensation, Quantum dynamics, Quantum mechanics, Quantum Metrology, Quantum Optics & Information, Quantum Theory

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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

    Ion Trapping, Quantum Computing, Quantum Information Processing, Quantum Sensing, quantum simulation, Quantum Technologies

    View Winfried Hensinger's profile

    Prof Peter Kruger

    Prof Peter Kruger

    Research Professor of Experimental Physics

    Research interests

    Atom Lasers, Atomic and molecular physics, Atomic Interferometry, Bose-Einstein Condensation, Cold Atoms and Applications, Laser Cooling and Trapping, Quantum Devices, Quantum dynamics, Quantum optics, Quantum Sensing, quantum simulation, Quantum Technology, Superconductivity, magnetism and quantum fluids

    View Peter Kruger's profile

    Dr Fedja Orucevic

    Dr Fedja Orucevic

    Lecturer in Experimental Physics

    Research interests

    Atom-light Interactions, Atomic Interferometry, Atoms and Ions, Bose-Einstein Condensation, Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics, Cold Atomic Species, Cold Atoms and Applications, Laser Cooling and Trapping, Laser Spectroscopy, Lasers and Optics, Optics - Quantum, Quantum Devices, Quantum dynamics, Quantum Metrology, Quantum Optics & Information, Quantum Sensing, Quantum Technology

    View Fedja Orucevic's profile

    Dr Alessia Pasquazi

    Dr Alessia Pasquazi

    Reader

    Research interests

    Lasers - Nonlinear Optics, Nonlinear Optics, Nonlinear Waves, Photonics, Quantum Technologies, Terahertz, Ultrafast optics

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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

    View Jose Verdu Galiana's profile

  • Experimental Particle Physics

    The Experimental Particle Physics Group is exploring the boundaries where new physics might be found. We have well-established leadership in both the international LHC and neutrino physics communities.

    • In collider physics, the core activity is the exploitation of the current ATLAS data. We are leading analyses on BSM, top, flavour and Higgs physics, and are preparing for experiments at future colliders.
    • In neutrino physics, we focus on key questions in the field: What is the nature of the neutrino and do they violate CP symmetry? The core activity is the exploitation of current experiments (SNO+, NOvA). For the future, we have secured key leadership roles in the development of the DUNE experiment.
    Dr Lily Asquith

    Dr Lily Asquith

    Senior Lecturer

    Research interests

    Large Hadron Collider, Machine Learning (AI), Neutrino Physics, Particle physics - experiment, Scientific Computing

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    Prof Alessandro Cerri

    Prof Alessandro Cerri

    Professor

    Research interests

    B Physics/Flavour Physics, digital electronics, Particle Detectors, Physics, trigger systems for particle physics

    View Alessandro Cerri's profile

    Prof Antonella De Santo

    Prof Antonella De Santo

    Professor Of Physics

    Research interests

    ATLAS experiment, Beyond The Standard Model, Collider Physics, Experimental particle physics, Large Hadron Collider, Neutrino Oscillations, Neutrino Physics, Supersymmetry

    View Antonella De Santo's profile

    Dr Elisabeth Falk

    Senior Lecturer in Experimental Particle Physics

    Research interests

    Experimental particle physics, Instrumentation for Particle Physics Or Astronomy, Neutrino Physics, Particle physics - experiment

    View Elisabeth Falk's profile

    Dr Clark Griffith

    Dr Clark Griffith

    Lecturer In Physics

    Research interests

    Fibre-optic Sensors, Magnetometry, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Particle physics - experiment

    View Clark Griffith's profile

    Prof Philip Harris

    Prof Philip Harris

    Professor of Physics

    Research interests

    Neutron electric dipole moment, Ultracold neutrons

    View Philip Harris's profile

    Prof Simon Peeters

    Prof Simon Peeters

    Professor

    Research interests

    Data Acquisistion, Data Science, Experimental particle physics, International Project Management, Neutrino Physics

    View Simon Peeters's profile

    Prof Fabrizio Salvatore

    Prof Fabrizio Salvatore

    Professor of Physics

    Research interests

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

    View Fabrizio Salvatore's profile

    Prof Iacopo Vivarelli

    Prof Iacopo Vivarelli

    Professor

    Research interests

    Calorimetry, Data analysis, Data Mining, Particle physics - experiment, Supersymmetry

    View Iacopo Vivarelli's profile

  • Theoretical Particle Physics

    The Theoretical Particle Physics Group is active in major areas of particle theory, in particular collider and low-energy phenomenology, particle astrophysics and cosmology, and quantum gravity.

    If you're a prospective applicant, find out more about our current research and working on a PhD with us at Theoretical Particle Physics

    Dr Andrea Banfi

    Dr Andrea Banfi

    Reader

    Research interests

    Physics, Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), Theoretical Particle Physics

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    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

    View Xavier Calmet's profile

    Prof Mark Hindmarsh

    Prof Mark Hindmarsh

    Professor of Theoretical Physics

    Research interests

    Cosmology, General Relativity, High Performance Computing, Particle astrophysics, Particle physics - theory

    View Mark Hindmarsh's profile

    Prof Stephan Huber

    Prof Stephan Huber

    Professor of Physics

    Research interests

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

    View Stephan Huber's profile

    Dr Daniel Litim

    Dr Daniel Litim

    Professor

    Research interests

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

    View Daniel Litim's profile

    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

    View Veronica Sanz's profile

Fees and scholarships

How much does it cost?

Fees

UK/EU students:
£11,000 per year
Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
£11,000 per year
International students:
£22,500 per year

Note that your fees, once they’re set, may be subject to an increase on an annual basis - see details on our tuition fees page.

If you are a self-funded international student starting a Masters course in September 2020, you are required to pay a tuition fee deposit. Find out more about Masters tuition fee deposits.

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

Find out about our terms and conditions

How can I fund my course?

Postgraduate Masters loans

You can borrow up to £11,222 to help with fees and living costs if your course starts on or after 1 August 2020. 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

Recent School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences graduates have gone on to roles including:

  • data engineer, QinetiQ
  • data scientist, Qbiz
  • laser systems engineer, Coherent.

(Destinations of Post Graduate Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017)

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