Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Modules

Year 1: mathematics for scientists; mechanics and relativity; classical matter; physics of the universe; fields and waves; scientific skills. Year 2: mathematical methods; scientific computing skills; quantum mechanics; optics; electromagnetism; atomic and nuclear physics; particle detectors and accelerators; classical and statistical thermodynamics; the solid state; astronomy. Year 3: experimental or theoretical project; particle physics; semiconductors and superconductor; modern topics of condensed matter; particle astrophysics. Year 4: major project; research review; statistical mechanics; particle accelerator physics; superfluids, condensates and superconductors; nuclear magnetic resonance; computing and statistical data analysis.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time
MSci (Hons) £15,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time
MSci (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 70%
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • GCE A-level AAB-AAA
  • SQA Advanced Higher AA
  • Course specific
  • SQA Higher AAABB

Key Course Information

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100% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 94%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 91%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 75%

£22,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 30
Studying 50
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 15
Unknown 5

33% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 62%

Total Coursework: 36%

Total Practical: 2%

£4,300 - £5,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation