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Why Plasma Physics
Innovative delivery and
A Russell Group university: one of the UK's 20 leading research-intensive universities
Ranked in the UK top 20 in 22 subject areas (Times Good University Guide 2011)
Teaching and Research .... in the front rank of UK universities (The Guardian University Guide)
Queen's offers a full range of courses to international students who need additional language training (www.into.uk.com/qub)
Second-safest city in the world (United Nations)
Lowet cost of living in the UK (British Council)
Study in a Department given the highest ranking within the University for 'Student Satisfaction' in the 2010 UK National Student Survey.
One of the biggest Centres active in Plasma Physics in UK!
Courses targeted at people who are (or plan to be) professionally involved in plasma research, in the academic or private market.
Opportunity to work in plasma industry, in microelectronics, in material processing, fusion engineering, ...
The web-based courses are specifically designed for remote study and can either be taken as stand-alone web-based courses or be combined in a Master's degree.
Excellent job success rate: 74% of our MSc graduates to date have obtained PhD studentships both in UK and abroad, while 13% are now employed in the private sector.
The delivery methods employ well recognised pedagogical strategies to keep students engaged with the course material.
New material is made available each week.
The student will be directed to download and study textual material from the course website, supplemented by other courses.
The student is directed to work on online tasks embedded in the test, to be discussed in an online discussion forum.
Assignments require either essay-style study, or work with a particular theoretical or computational model.
Online Tests (Quizzes)
A number of online quizzes are released during the semester. Each student has a unique set of questions. The format of the questions may require a mathematical, numerical, multiple choice or keywork response.
"Excellent course, which has been instrumental in helping me to obtain a PhD position." (Gina Williams, PhD student QUB; MSc 2009-10)
"It was beautifully organized and well structured; mixture of up to date taught courses and cutting-edge research work."
"I was not familiar with this method of teaching, but at the end the thing I liked most was the online discussion." (Hamad Ahmed, PhD student, QUB; MSc 2008-09)