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The award
MSci

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Physics at The School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University

This is an integrated four-year undergraduate Masters course, designed to give you a more in-depth and broader understanding of physics. You will develop the ideas and core skills of a professional physicist and begin the progression from classical to quantum concepts and modern applications.

Why choose this course?

  • We've got a great reputation. We're consistently rated as one of the best universities for teaching in the UK. At the Guardian University Awards in 2015 the judges said that "in terms of teaching excellence it came down to NTU versus NTU!"
  • We get consistently high satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey. In the most recent survey (2016), 96% of our Physics and Astronomy students say that staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching, 97% of our students say staff are good at explaining things and 97% of students say they have been able to contact staff when needed.
  • We have inspiring learning environments. We have a custom-built, on-campus observatory recognised by the International Astronomical Union, a radio telescope, a CT scanner, new microscopes, MRI scanners, a scanning tunneling microscope and an ionising radiation laboratory.
  • We provide innovative accredited courses. Our pioneering courses and research are carried out in close collaboration with university and industry partners worldwide, giving our students skills and knowledge which are highly relevant to the needs of industry. Our undergraduate MSci and BSc physics courses are accredited by The Institute of Physics (IOP).
  • We're delivering research with impact. Physics staff contribute to research activity in a number of areas including Superhydrophobic Surfaces, Medical Resonance Imaging, Art Conservation and Space Weather. NTU has recently been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for research - the highest national award achievable. Every year approximately ten of our students undertake paid summer placements in our research groups, giving them hands-on experience of cutting-edge research.
  • We're one of the top universities for offering placements. Our courses offer the opportunity to apply for a placement in the UK or abroad, giving you the real-life experience employers are looking for, including recent placements at CERN, E.ON, The Netherlands Forensic Institute and Diamond Light Source.
  • We've got an excellent employability record. Over 93% of NTU graduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving.

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UK Fees

Once our 2018/19 fees have been set, they will be available on our fees and funding pages.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service on telephone +44 (0)115 848 2494.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

International Fees

We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

Applicants without A-levels will have their qualifications assessed for subject compatibility. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please see UCAS Course Search for more details.

International qualifications

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you're not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study.   We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our International Team for advice.

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