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Physics with Year of Experimental Research (MPhys)

Master of Physics
Typical offer
AAA-AABView full entry requirements
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

This specialist course offers a unique opportunity to advance our understanding of nanoscience, photonics and quantum physics through your own research. These closely related fields have the power to change our world - from tackling climate change to saving lives through quantum computing.

We offer this flagship course to the best students on these degrees:

You’ll work alongside professional researchers in our highly regarded Quantum, Light and Matter research group based in our materials and photonics labs.

Previous projects have involved exploring the properties of carbon nanotubes and optimising holograms for use in quantum computing.

During your year in research you’ll have access to specialist facilities such as:

  • the Nanomaterials Rapid Prototyping facility, for building and testing nanodevices

  • a photonics lab with the latest laser equipment

  • a cleanroom complex for fabrication at the atomic level

  • one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers

This course is accredited by the Institute of Physics.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 241.34 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.

Transfer between courses

You can apply to transfer to this course from our MPhys Physics, MPhys Physics with Nanotechnology, and MPhys Physics with Photonics degrees at the end of year 2.