MSc Applied Physics

MSc Applied Physics

The aims of this programme are:

  • to train both UK and overseas graduates in a range of topics in Applied Physics at an advanced level;
  • to equip graduates with the necessary base, including, through an extended independent investigation, research skills that enable one to embark on a research degree in a Physics;
  • to develop the knowledge and skills of graduates to further their prospects for a career as a professional physicist or a professional in a range of areas where a strong physics background and related skills are required.

Contact details

Dr Gleb Gribakin
School of Mathematics and Physics

Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 1936


Entrance Requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Physics or a closely related discipline.

International Qualifications

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

Additional Information for International Students

International applicants or applicants who have not completed their primary or higher degree at an institution where the language of instruction and assessment is English, will require an IELTS test with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four test components (taken in the past two years), or an alternative English Language qualification acceptable to the University.

Non-EEA nationals must also meet UK visa requirements.  For details of alternative qualifications which may be acceptable for both University and immigration purposes, please see 

INTO at Queen's can provide tuition to help you meet the University's English Language Requirements, please see

Programme of Study

For the MSc degree, the students must choose 7 modules in Physics, including PHY8001 and PHY8000.

The modules currently on offer are: 

PHY8021  Applied Physics Research Methods (1st semester)
PHY8022  Applied Lasers and Plasma Physics (1st semester)
PHY8023  Applied Medical Devices (1st semester)
PHY8024  Condensed Matter and Materials Science Research (2nd semester)
PHY8025  Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Research (2nd semester)
PHY8026  Astrophysics Research (2nd semester)
PHY8020  Physics Projects (summer semester)

How to apply

Applications for postgraduate study may be made online here.

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