MRes

Physics

Biomedical Engineering
  • Level(s) of study: Postgraduate taught / Professional
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: Clifton Campus
  • Starting: September 2019
  • Course duration: One year full-time

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 2 optional modules from the following:

  • Modules

    Core modules

    Research Methodology and Ethics (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.

    Optional modules (choose two)

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Advanced Quantum Mechanics (20 cp)

    In this module you will cover some of the greatest intellectual achievements of physics including the explanation of the universe on the smallest length scale. This will be offered on alternate years.

    General Relativity (20 cp)

    You will cover Einstein's greatest theory which describes the working of the large-scale universe including the curved space-time, black holes and gravitational waves. This will be offered on alternate years.

  • Learn a new language

    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.

    Learning a new language can:

    • Enhance your communication skills;
    • Enrich your experience when travelling abroad; and
    • Boost your career prospects.

    Find out more about the ULP.

  • Key stats

    • 90% of our research activity achieved world-leading, internationally-excellent or internationally-recognised status (latest Research Excellence Framework 2014)
    • 95% of our postgraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degrees (latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014-15)
    • 83% of NTU postgraduate taught students said that overall they were satisfied with the quality of their course (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2016)
    • Leading university in the UK for the number of postgraduate students taking professional qualifications (latest Higher Education Statistics 2014/15)

How you’re taught

You will learn through:

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

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.

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.

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 email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

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.
  • For advice on how to write a good personal statement please visit our personal statement 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.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

Course fees for September 2019 entry are:

Study routeUK / EUInternational
Full-time£8,000£14,500

* 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.

Course fees for September 2018 entry are:

Study routeUK / EUInternational
Full-time£7,800£13,900

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 25% 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 2019 entry are:

Study routeUK / EUInternational
Full-time£8,000£14,500

* 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.

Course fees for September 2018 entry are:

Study routeEUInternational
Full-time£7,800£13,900

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.

Still need help?

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