Integrated Master's Degree in Physics with Nanotechnology

University of Southampton
4 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Southampton
English

About this program

Integrated Master's Degree in Physics with Nanotechnology

Combine the study of physics with nanotechnology on this master's degree. Nanotechnology involves the study of matter down to the scale of a single atom. At this scale, materials behave in unusual ways. You’ll study these behaviours and learn how they can be harnessed for new purposes.

On this MPhys degree, you’ll be taught by academics who are making advances in exciting areas. They are working on atom chips for quantum computing, for example, and investigating the properties of carbon nanotubes.

You’ll also benefit from our world-class facilities, which include a cleanroom complex where you can conduct your own research.

Other facilities include a photonics lab, X-ray microscopes and IRIDIS, one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

High-performing students are also eligible to apply to one of our flagship programs.

With this degree you could embark on a career in industry research and development, do further study at PhD level, or choose from a wide range of other professions.

Admission requirements

A-levels

  • AAA-AAB including grades AA in mathematics/further mathematics and physics, with a pass in the physics Practical

or

  • AABC including grades AA in mathematics/further mathematics and physics, with a pass in the physics Practical

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass, with 36-34 points overall, with 18-17 points required at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics (Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretation) and 6 at Higher Level in physics

BTEC

  • D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus grades AA in A-level mathematics/further mathematics and physics, with a pass in the physics Practical
  • We do not accept the BTEC Diploma
  • We do not accept the BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Applicants with a BTEC Extended Diploma or the BTEC Diploma should apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics/Geophysics Foundation Year

Other requirements

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Energy and Matter
  • Introduction to Photonics
  • Mathematical Methods For Physical Scientists 1b
  • Mathematical Methods for Physical Scientists 1a
  • Motion and Relativity
  • Physics Skills - Programming and Data Analysis
  • Physics Skills 1
  • Physics Skills 2
  • Waves, Light and Quanta

Year 2

  • Classical Mechanics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Introduction to the Nanoworld
  • Physics from Evidence I
  • Quantum Physics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Wave Physics

You must also choose from the following modules in year 2:

  • Introduction to Energy in The Environment
  • Medical Physics
  • Practical Photonics

Year 3

  • Atomic Physics
  • Computer Techniques in Physics
  • Crystalline Solids
  • Dissertation
  • Light and Matter
  • Nuclei and Particles
  • Physics from Evidence II
  • Theories of Matter, Space and Time

You must also choose from the following modules in year 3:

  • Applied Nuclear Physics
  • Introduction to Energy in The Environment
  • Medical Physics
  • Practical Photonics

Year 4

  • Advanced Quantum Physics
  • Coherent Light, Coherent Matter
  • MPhys Final Year Synoptic Examination
  • MPhys Project
  • Nanoscience: technology and advanced materials

You must also choose from the following modules in year 4:

  • Applied Nuclear Physics
  • Lasers
  • Light and Matter
  • Particle Physics
  • Physics of the Early Universe

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

  • UK, Channel Island, Isle of Man and Irish students: £9,250 per year.
  • EU and International students: £22,760 per year.

Qualification

  • Final award: Master of Physics (MPhys)
  • Name of Award: Physics with Nanotechnology
  • Interim Exit awards:
    • Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons))
    • Certificate of Health Studies (CertHE)
    • Diploma of Health Studies (DipHE)
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 7

You’ll be able to demonstrate transferable skills such as

  • computation and coding
  • statistical analysis
  • Communication skills
  • project management skills.

Career paths

With robust physics training and specialist nanotechnology expertise, you’ll have a huge range of career options to choose from, including the chance to become a nanotechnologist.

Industry research and development will be interested in your experimental skills and intellectual curiosity.

Many of our physics graduates continue their research at PhD level or find work in the private and public sectors, including: government, defence, finance, business, and industry.

Graduate roles include:

  • astrophysicist
  • acoustician
  • bioinformatics specialist
  • data analyst
  • government science policy officer
  • medical physicist
  • satellite engineer
  • science communicator
  • systems analyst
  • web developer

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