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MSc (by Research) in Physics (2023 Entry)

A physics lecturer at the University of Warwick

Find out more about our Physics Master's by Research degree.

Undertake cutting-edge research on MSc by Research in Physics at the University of Warwick. Join our experts at Warwick's Physics Department working at the forefront of modern physics.

General entry requirements

Minimum requirements

2:i honours degree at BSc, MSci or MPhys

English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirementsLink opens in a new window. This course requires the following:

  • Band A
  • IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

International qualifications

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

For more information, please visit the international entry requirements pageLink opens in a new window.

Additional requirements

There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Our research

Research themes

Condensed Matter Physics including:

  • Surface and Interface Science
  • Thin Films
  • Semiconductors
  • Analytical Science
  • Microscopy
  • Nanoscience
  • Two Dimensional Materials
  • Medical Physics
  • Bio-Physics
  • Superconductivity and Magnetism
  • Ultrafast and Terahertz Photonics, Ferroelectrics and Crystallography
  • Multi-Ferroics
  • Ultrasonics
  • Magnetic X-Ray Scattering
  • Magnetic Resonance
  • Solid State NMR
  • EPR
  • Diamond
  • Quantum Phenomena

Theoretical Physics including:

  • Quantum Information Theory
  • Disordered Quantum Systems
  • Electronic Structure Theory
  • Molecular Simulation
  • High-performance Computing
  • Complexity Science
  • Soft Matter

Elementary Particle Physics including:

  • Detector Development
  • LHCb and other B Physics
  • Neutrino Physics
  • T2K

Astronomy and Astrophysics including:

  • Binary Star Evolution
  • Extra-Solar Planets
  • Gamma- Ray Bursts
  • High-speed Astrophysics
  • 3D radiation-hydrodynamical simulations

Fusion, Space and Astrophysics including:

  • Magnetic and Inertial Fusion Power
  • Space Physics
  • Solar Physics
  • Magnetohydrodynamic Wave Dynamics

Find a supervisor

Learn more about our groups and projects.Link opens in a new window

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Tuition fees

Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.

Taught course fees  Research course fees

Fee Status Guidance

The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.

If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information, however we are awaiting guidance from the UK government regarding fee status for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members living in the UK for academic year 2021/22 onwards. We are not able to confirm the fee status for these students until the relevant eligibility criteria have been confirmed. Once we have received further information from the UK government, we will provide you with an update on your fee status and let you know if any additional information is required. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.

Additional course costs

Please contact your academic department for information about department specific costs, which should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below, such as:

  • Core text books
  • Printer credits
  • Dissertation binding
  • Robe hire for your degree ceremony

Scholarships and bursaries

Scholarships and financial support

Find out about the different funding routes available, including; postgraduate loans, scholarships, fee awards and academic department bursaries.

Living costs

Find out more about the cost of living as a postgraduate student at the University of Warwick.

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Physics at Warwick

Physics is about beautiful ideas and deep questions

Physics aims to observe and explain the behaviour of the physical universe. It looks for laws which apply everywhere and to everything. One of the joys of physics is seeing how a simple principle, established after studying one problem, can go on to explain seemingly unrelated phenomena.

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