MSc by Research Particle Accelerator Physics / Overview
Year of entry: 2021
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Science (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
You should include details of your previous study, your research project title and the name of the academic member of staff you would like to supervise your research.
We strongly recommend that you make contact with your proposed supervisor before submitting an application.
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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Manchester is one of the largest and most active departments 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 Department has a strong presence in a number of Manchester-based centres for multidisciplinary research: 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 Department.
The Particle Accelerator Physics group studies the interactions between charged particle and electromagnetic fields. We are involved with a number of collaborations. In particular, we work on the High-Luminosity LHC upgrade, Anti-Matter research as part of ALPHA, acceleration through plasma as part of AWAKE at CERN, High Gradient acceleration through CLIC, THz radiation, and medical accelerators (both proton and high energy electron). This research has theoretical and experimental aspects to it. We conduct experiments at Daresbury laboratory (as part of the Cockcroft Institute), at CERN in Switzerland, The Christie and the Photon Science Institute in Manchester, XFEL in Hamburg, and FNAL in Illinois. For more information on Particle Accelerator Physics please visit our research page .
The postgraduate research environment is well funded and world-class as demonstrated by our grade 5a RAE status. 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 departmental 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.
Fees for entry in have not been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2020 were as follows:
MSc by Research (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,407
International students (per annum): £25,000
MSc by Research (part-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £2,203
International students (per annum): £12,500
Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.
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