Swansea University - Singleton Park
Swansea, Wales, UK
Applied Physics and Materials by Research MSc
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
Personal statement: Should be approximately 500 words long.
Two references are required.Two references for the applicant's academic and professional ability must be supplied.
Relevant experience: relevant work experience: Applicants may be asked to attend an interview. Relevant professional experience may be taken into account
Research proposal: A short and coherent summary of the applicant's intended research project. The proposal will be used by the University to assess the quality and originality of the research idea, as well as its overall feasibility as a research project. It’s also an opportunity for a potential supervisor to assess the applicant's suitability for study
About The Program
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Swansea University offers a range of postgraduate scholarships for international students at various points throughout the year.
Swansea University offers a number of awards for students pursuing PhD, MPhil, MRes or Master's by Research studies.
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The MSc by Research in Applied Physics and Materials allows you to undertake a year long individual programme of personally and professionally enriching research.
Your applied physics and materials research project will be shaped by participation in research activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratory activity and field work, as well as your involvement in one of our established research groups.
We have three main research groups.
Applied Physics and Materials Group (APM) is supported by grants from the European Union, Welsh Government, National Science Foundation, Australian Research Council, Welsh European Funding Office, and EPSRC.
The areas of research include:
Biophotonics: Nano- and micro-structured materials, biomimetics, analyte sensing and light-tissue interaction
Sustainable Advanced Materials: next generation semiconductors, bioelectronic materials and devices, optoelectronics including photodetection, solar energy conversion, advanced electro-optics and transport physics of disordered solids
Atomic, Molecular and Quantum Physics Group (AMQP) is supported by grants from EPSRC, the EU, The Royal Society, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and various industrial and government sources.
The areas of research are:
Analytical laser spectroscopy,
Ultrafast Dynamics, Imaging and Microscopy, Optomechanics
Antihydrogen, positronium and positrons
Cold atom physics
Nano-scale physics and the life sciences
Particle Physics And Cosmology Theory Group (PPCT) is one of the five largest particle physics groups in the UK. It is supported mainly by STFC, but also has grants from EPSRC, the EU, the Royal Society and the Leverhulme Trust.
The areas of research include:
Amplitudes in gauge and supergravity theories
Hot and Dense matter, High-performance computing
Gauge/string duality, Higher spin holography, Integrability, Large-N gauge theories, supersymmetry and duality
Holography and lattice theories in physics beyond the Standard Model
Quantum fields in curved spacetime and theoretical cosmology
Swansea University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation since 1920. We have a long history of working with business and industry but today our world-class research has a much wider impact across the health, wealth, culture, and well-being of our society.
The University's foundation stone was laid by King George V on 19 July 1920 and 89 students (including eight female students) enrolled that same year. By September 1939, there were 65 staff and 485 students.
In 1947 there were just two permanent buildings on campus: Singleton Abbey and the library. The Principal, J S Fulton, recognised the need to expand the estate and had a vision of a self-contained community, with residential, social and academic facilities on a single site. His vision was to become the first university campus in the UK.
By 1960 a large-scale development programme was underway that would see the construction of new halls of residence, the Maths and Science Tower, and College House (later renamed Fulton House). The 1960s also saw the development of the "finite element method" by Professor Olek Zienkiewicz. His technique revolutionised the design and engineering of manufactured products, and Swansea was starting to stake its claim as an institution that demanded to be taken seriously.
Work began on the student village at Hendrefoelan in 1971, the South Wales Miners' Library was established in 1973 and the Taliesin Arts Centre opened on campus in 1984. The Regional Schools of Nursing transferred to Swansea in 1992, and the College of Medicine opened in 2001. Technium Digital was completed in 2005 and, barely two years later, the University opened its Institute of Life Science, which commercialises the results of research undertaken in the Swansea University Medical School. Work commenced on a second Institute of Life Science in 2009.
Successful completion of a relevant Bachelors degree from a recognised institution with a minimum of a Second Class Lower Division: Bachelor 4 year from BUET: CGPA 2.75 or B- or 55%; MBBS/BDS/Bachelor 4 year /DVM: CGPA 3.0 or B or 60 awarded
Successful completion of a relevant Bachelors degree from a recognised institution with a minimum of a Second Class Lower Division:
60%; or CGPA 6.7 (10 point system); or CGPA 6 (7 point system); or CGPA 3 (4 point system) - including Standard XII in English - 70% or above (or equivalent).
(55% or CGPA 6.1 (10 point system) or CGPA 5.5 (7 point system) or CGPA 2.67 (4 point system) for institutes of national importance/LLB) including Standard XII in English - 70% or above (or equivalent).
Successful completion of a relevant Bachelors degree from a recognised institution with a minimum of a Second Class Lower Division or equivalent: Bachelor Special/Professional: Second Class Lower Division or CGPA 3.0 or Grade B | Bachelor General: Second Class Upper Division or CGPA 3.3 or Grade B+
A minimum of a second class (with 55% average) 2:2 honours degree, ideally in a relative A minimum of a second class (with 55% average) 2:2 honours degree, ideally in a relevant discipline & *IB: standard level 5; higher level 4
*GCSE/IGCSE English C
*A Level English C
UK IGCSE or A-LEVELS