Physics with Astrophysics MPhys

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Physics with Astrophysics MPhys

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 20,590

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of Leicester’s MPhys in Astrophysics is a 4 year program designed for students who wish to go into Physics professionally or into further study programs at the PhD level.

    The first year of this program is identical to most of Leicester’s 3-year BSc degrees. That means you can easily transfer into or out of the MPhys program any time before beginning your second year of classes. It would also be fairly simple to transfer from the MPhys program to the BSc in Physics during or immediately after year 2.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This MPhys course is delivered over 5 years, with the third year spent either in a paid placement or studying abroad.

    Year 1

    Core Modules:

    • Waves and Quanta
    • Physics Skills and Professional Development 1
    • Mechanics
    • Mathematical Physics 1.1 & 1.2
    • Light and Matter
    • Experimental Physics 1
    • Electricity and Magnetism

    In addition to your year 1 core modules, you’ll select one option form the following:

    • Introduction to Applied Physics, Astrophysics and Modern Physics
    • Introduction to Applied Physics, Astrophysics and Space Science
    • Introduction to Astrophysics, Modern Physics and Space Science

    Year 2:

    Core Modules:

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Electromagnetic Fields
    • Experimental Physics 2
    • Mathematical Physics 2
    • Physics Skills and Professional Development 2
    • Relativity, Quantum Physics and Particles
    • Statistical Physics

    Optional Modules (Choose one):

    • Intermediate Astrophysics and Applied Physics
    • Intermediate Astrophysics and Modern Physics
    • Intermediate Astrophysics and Space Science

    Placement or Study Abroad Year:

    In your third year, you will have the opportunity to apply for a paid placement position or to study abroad at one of Leicester’s partner institutions.

    A year in placement will give you important real world laboratory and research skills as well as specialty experience. A year abroad will give you an international perspective, which can be an important edge when it comes to working in an increasingly global research community.

    Year 3:

    In addition to year 3’s core modules, you’ll be able to select three options from three extensive lists.

    Core Modules:

    • Mathematical Physics 3
    • Physics Challenge
    • Physics Skills and Professional Development 3
    • Quantum Mechanics
    • Radiation and Matter
    • Research Project

    Year 4:

    In your final year you will select four optional modules, as well as studying the following core modules:

    • Advanced Research Project
    • Physics Skills and Professional Development 4
    • Physics Special Topics

    You will also deliver an Advanced Study Project, the capstone of your degree.

    Learning & Teaching

    You will have access to a personal tutor throughout the degree program to ensure that you are making satisfactory progress to your academic or professional goals. In general, the University of Leicester’s BSc programs all rely on a mix of classic techniques such as lecture classes, individual and group projects and seminars as well as laboratory and practical work.

    Career Possiblities

    Not only will you have had the option of spending a year in work placement in the field, you’ll have had access to a series of group research projects and mentoring schemes arranged with the university’s industrial partners and local schools. There are also several Summer Research Placements available, all of which will bring you one step closer to your chosen career path.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    Leicester’s Physics with Astrophysics program typically requires applicants to have earned 3 A or AS Levels at ABB or higher. 2 AS Levels can be counted as a single A Level. These must include Maths and Physics.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students                         

    International students must be fluent in written and spoken English. This can be demonstrated by an IELTS score of 6.5 or better overall.

    International students must also have academic accreditation equivalent to that required for UK and EU students. The requirements can be found here.

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