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Physics MRes

  • Level(s) of Study: Postgraduate taught
  • Start Date(s): September 2021
  • Duration: One year full-time
  • Study Mode(s): Full-time
  • Campus: Clifton Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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Introduction:

Develop your practical skills and theoretical knowledge in a specialist area of physics, according to your personal aspirations.

You will combine taught modules with a year-long extended project whereby the course* will help you gain extensive knowledge in a particular subject area, as you develop vital research skills.

You will be taught by experienced academics discussing forefront industry topics such as nanotechnology, space weather and upper atmosphere and applications for micro-fluidic fundamentals.

Work closely with a dedicated academic team who are all active researchers in their own right, and who regularly publish in top physics journals. Visit our academic team pages to find out more about the ways in which we support you and explore our research interests.

Be fully immersed in a rich research environment taught by experts in specialist areas

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Contact details: Email us
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 8351

We are now accepting applications for this course.

What you’ll study

Your core modules will include your research methods and year-long project. According to your own personal interests, you will choose one optional module from the following:

Core modules

Professional Physicist (20 cp)

On this module you'll consider key scientific methods and ethical issues in relation to research in your chosen field. You'll cover the techniques required to carry out a research project and literature, and the critical appraisal of published research work.

Research project (120 cp)

You'll complete your own independent research project - an advanced summary of the tasks and associated skills that are essential to conducting successful scientific research.

Current Topics in Physics (20 cp)

In this module you will use current scientific literature to answer topical questions in physics and present findings using various media. Topics will be aligned with projects, preparing you for research tasks.

Optional modules (choose one)

Medical Imaging (20 cp)

This module introduces you to the tools and techniques used in medical imaging, and related image processing research.

Topics include:

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (MRI) imaging and applications in medical diagnostics
  • Optical Coherent Tomography (OCT) and its application to medical (e.g. opthalmology) imaging
  • diagnostic sonography (US, ultrasonography)
  • computed tomography (CT) and X-ray medical imaging.
Imaging Matter: From Atoms to Galaxies (20 cp)

This module explores the tools and techniques used in materials imaging. Your knowledge will be reinforced by both laboratory classes and case studies. Main topics include:

  • digital imaging and image processing and image capture (CCD, thermal, video, digital cameras), image enhancement and compression
  • the operating principles, applications and limitations of advanced optical microscopy, including polarising light microscopy, fluorescence microscopy and confocal and near field microscopy.
21st Century Scientist (20 cp)

In this innovative module you will gain experience and confidence presenting your research using a wide range of media, including interviews, YouTube-style videos, press releases, blog articles, informal discussions and infographics.

Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have. Find out more about the ULP.

Don’t just take our word for it, hear from our students themselves

Student Profiles

Mo'ath Farah

NTU was my first choice as I wanted the opportunity to study physics in more depth and to enhance my career

Stephen Elliott

I would recommend studying physics at NTU, due to the friendly and approachable staff

Gary Wells

I am now a materials and devices researcher at Hewlett Packard laboratories after completing my PhD in Physics at NTU.

Edwin Abdurakman

This technique will be useful as a medical diagnostic tool in particular to investigate the clinical conditions related to functional dyspepsia

How you’re taught

You will learn through:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • research
  • case studies
  • experimental based work
  • image analysis

Contact hours

Lectures / seminars / workshops (15%) and independent study (85%)

Staff Profiles

Haida Liang

Distinguished Professor

School of Science & Technology

Haida Liang Heritage Science

Fouzia Ouali

Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Fouzia Ouali

Rob Morris

Associate Professor

School of Science & Technology

Rob Morris

Daniel Brown

Associate Professor

School of Science & Technology

Daniel Brown

How you’re assessed

Coursework (88%), written (7%) and practical (5%)

Careers and employability

Industry will value the skills you have acquired including team-work, expertise in communication, hands-on experience and technical know-how. The course provides great foundations for a career across a range of industries and roles such as business analysts, physicists, management and financial traders. In addition, the course is a good basis to study towards PhD research.

Re:search Re:imagined

To us, research is about more than writing papers and proposing new ideas. By daring to think differently, we’re disrupting the research landscape and finding the answers to the questions that really matter. From conservation management to sustainable farming, we’re inspiring the brightest minds to rise up and find solutions to some of the most significant global challenges facing society.

Find out more

NTU Enterprise

You'll also have the opportunity to turn your ideas into a viable business with help from NTU Enterprise, NTU's purpose-built Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, a support centre to help students create, develop and grow their own businesses.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • You will need a UK honours degree (minimum 2.2) from a range of physics-based degrees, engineering or related disciplines.
  • Applicants with relevant employment experience will also be considered.

What are we looking for?

  • You will need a UK honours degree (minimum 2.2) from a range of physics-based degrees, engineering or related disciplines.
  • Applicants with relevant employment experience will also be considered
  • For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice.

Fees and funding

Course fees for September 2021 entry are:

Study route UKInternational / EU
Full-time £8,500 £15,500

Please note that if you are considering a course that runs over more than one year, the tuition fee stated is for the first year of study. The course fee for the second year may be subject to annual review.

Funding your studies

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and living costs page and our funding page will answer all your questions.

Scholarships

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Alumni discount

We’re happy to be able to offer a 20% alumni discount to most current NTU students and recent NTU alumni. This discount is currently available for those starting an eligible postgraduate taught, postgraduate research or professional course.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service on: +44 (0)115 848 2494. For scholarship help please contact us on: +44 (0)115 848 4460.

Course fees for September 2021 entry are:

Study route UKInternational / EU
Full-time £8,500 £15,500

Please note that if you are considering a course that runs over more than one year, the tuition fee stated is for the first year of study. The course fee for the second year may be subject to annual review.
For a list of international fees for all courses and study routes in the School of Science and Technology please visit our postgraduate fees and funding page.

When and how to pay your fees

For advice and guidance on making secure international payments to the University please visit our international fees page.

Scholarships and other funding

If you’re an international or EU student holding an offer to study with us, you can apply for one of our international scholarships. Please visit our international scholarships page for details. You’ll also find information about EU tuition fee loans and external scholarships to study in the UK on these pages.

Advice and guidance

If you have any questions about international fees, scholarships and other funding please contact the International Development Office at international@ntu.ac.uk or + 44 (0) 115 848 8175.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. We are now accepting applications for this course. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the instructions for applying. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU in our postgraduates' guide. Here you'll find advice about how to write a good personal statement and much more.

Writing your application

Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember, we can only make a decision based on what you tell us. Make sure you include as much information as possible, including uploading evidence of results already achieved, as well as a personal statement.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please contact us at Ask NTU or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Apply directly to the University online using the NTU Applicant Portal. We are now accepting applications for this course.

Apply for your as early as you can so that you have time to prepare for your studies.  If you need a visa to study here you need to plan this into your application.

  • For a step by step guide on making an application to the University please visit our how to apply page.
  • For advice on applying for a visa please visit our visa information page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

  • For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page.
  • If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements please visit our pre-sessional English course page.
  • Keeping up to date

    After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.