MSc by Research Nonlinear Physics / Overview
Year of entry: 2018
- Degree awarded
- MSc by Research
- 12 months (full-time)
- Entry requirements
The standard academic entry requirement for a Masters research programme will be a Lower Second UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline.
- How to apply
- Apply online
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The School of Physics and Astronomy at Manchester is one of the largest and most active schools of physics in the UK. We have a long tradition of excellence in both teaching and research, and have interests in most areas of contemporary research.
The School has a strong presence in a number of Manchester-based centres for multidisciplinary research: The National Graphene Institute, the Photon Science Institute; the Manchester Centre for Non-Linear Dynamics; the Dalton Nuclear Institute; and the Mesoscience and Nanotechnology Centre. In addition, the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire is a part of the School.
Strong research activity exists in a broad range of physics topics funded by the Research Councils including EPSRC, STFC, BBSRC, the EU and industry. All the research groups offer well-equipped laboratories and computing facilities and are involved in a wide range of collaborative projects with industry and other academic departments in the UK and overseas. For more information please visit our research page.
The postgraduate research environment is well funded and world-class as demonstrated by our ranking in REF2014. Supervision is provided by academic staff, who are leaders in their fields, with independent pastoral back-up. Transferable skills training is available and there are some school teaching opportunities.
Note: Although the course requires 1 year full time study, students should expect the process of examination of the dissertation may take several months. MSc degrees are usually awarded several months after the end of the programme.
The research of the Nonlinear Physics group is concerned with turbulence in fluid flows, pattern formation in complex materials such as granular flows and instabilities in elastic solids. The focus of our research is on carefully controlled experiments allied with Mathematics. The group forms the experimental part of the Manchester Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics and more details of specific projects can be found at
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:
MSc by Research (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
International students (per annum): £22,500
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