MSc by Research Particle Accelerator Physics / Overview

Year of entry: 2021

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Degree awarded
Master of Science (Research)
Duration
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.

Full entry requirements

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.

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Programme description

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 research within our Particle Accelerator Group is focussed on machines associated with high energy particle physics and medical physics. The former entails breakthrough research on anti-hydrogen, on machine design for LHC high luminosity and high-energy upgrades, novel very high gradient acceleration plasma and dielectric schemes, and Terahertz radiation sources. The medical physics work entails the design of dramatically new machines and on biological and dose delivery aspects of very high energy particle beams for improved treatment of cancer via radiotherapy. The associated experiments are conducted at world class laboratories, including CERN, the CLARA (Compact Linear Accelerator for Research and Applications)/VELA (Versatile Electron Linear Accelerator) facility at Daresbury laboratory, the Christie NHS Trust and the Photon Science Institute. You can also download our Postgraduate Project Booklet (PDF document, 2.5Mb) which contains details of research projects a sample of projects within the Department. To assess the potential for a studentship and current availability of projects contact Prof. R.M. Jones ( roger.jones@manchester.ac.uk ).

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 department teaching opportunities. Projects are funded by STFC, EPSRC and other sources.

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.

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Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc by Research (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): TBC
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £25,500
  • MSc by Research (part-time)
    UK students (per annum): TBC
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £12,750

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

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.

Contact details

Department
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 3673
Email
Website
https://www.physics.manchester.ac.uk/
School/Faculty

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