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MSc Project Options

The following projects are offered for self-funded students studying a 12 month MSc by Research.

Note that all projects have some travel funds, and in some cases a trip (e.g. to Grenoble or Japan) for experimental work will be funded.

More general outlines of our research can be found on the Research Group web pages. Please contact the postgraduate admissions tutor for more information on projects and bursaries, or Susan Tatlock for information on the application procedures.



* Project (for 2014 start): Using Jmol to develop a web tool for analysing epitaxial crystal interfaces
Supervisors: Dr. Gavin Bell and Dr David Quigley (this project is principally computational)

Project (2012/13): High precision epitaxial growth of silicon-germanium heterostructures
Supervisor: Dr. David Leadley PDF outline

* Project (2012/13): Electronic structure and electron spin densities
Supervisor: Dr. Jon Duffy PDF outline (this project is principally computational)

* Project (2015/16): Simulation of New Functional Materials
Supervisor: Dr. Gavin Bell PDF outline (this project is principally computational)

* Project (for 2014 start): Application of density funtional theory to nuclear magnetic resonance
Supervisor: Dr. John Hanna (this project is principally computational)


Please follow this link for research opportunities in Theoretical and Computational Physics (PhD and MSc).

Several projects are available on applications of density functional theory supervised in Theory, CMP and the Magnetic Resonance Centre (marked * above) .


An MSc project is available in Elementary Particle Physics with Dr. Yorck Ramachers on the SuperNEMO Double Beta Decay Data Analysis Development Project.

Additionally, a second MSc project is offered on 'New detector technologies for particle physics, industry and environmental sensing'


The main PhD topics outlined here are usually scalable for MSc study: please contact the relevant member of staff directly.


Professor VM Nakariakov - Quasi-periodic pulsations in solar flares (pdf outline, general details here).