MSc in Plasma Physics


The Master of Science course in Plasma Physics will admit its next intake in September 2013.

This is a largely web-based Master of Science course in Plasma Physics. It is designed to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the principal facts, theories and experimental and computer simulation techniques of plasma physics through research-led teaching. While the QUB-enrolled students will be required to be in full-time study at QUB, the web-based teaching format is designed to allow the course and modules to be studied and delivered by students and staff at other locations in the UK and abroad. At QUB the web-based taught modules will be completed by face to face tutorials and short projects undertaken in the QUB research laboratories and a 15 week research project which can be undertaken at QUB or in a suitable research institution or industry.


Detailed information on the course content and regulations can be found in the material provided to download: follow the links at the bottom of this page.


Relevant information:


General information of interest to our Prospective Students can be found here and here.


Further information can be obtained from the following links:

                - Information for International Students ;

                - Our International Office ;  

                - Information on Funding for Postgraduate Studies and Postgraduate Taught Scholarships .

- Information on International Postgraduate Taught Scholarships for overseas students: please follow the link .



Entry requirements

The programme is suitable for graduates with an upper Second Class Honours degree (BSc 2.2) or higher, in Physics or in a related discipline.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate competency in English language (*).

(*) Entry criteria include: IELTS (minimum 60, with minimum 5.5 in all four elements of the test); TOEFL iBT (Internet based test) 80 (with minimum: Listening – 17, Reading – 18, Speaking – 20, Writing – 17). Detailed language criteria can be found here. 


How to apply:


Applications are now open, for entry in September 2013.

All applications must be made electronically through the Queen's University application portal.   

Please ensure that you provide all the information requested, including transcripts, brief CV and proof of English language.

Proof of English language knowledge is required (IELTS 6.0, TOEFL PBT 550 or iBT 80, or proof of equivalent working knowledge) for non-UK candidates.

Further information on the application process can be obtained from the University Admissions center .


Material to download:

MSc Flyer                                 

MSc Brochure                          

MSc Course Description          

MSc Module Descriptors          

For further information please contact Dr. Ioannis Kourakis using the following email adress: , or via .