The entry requirements are at least a good BSc Second Class Honours Degree (2.1 or equivalent) in physics, engineering or mathematics. In general, it is expected that a student has a solid background in mathematics (calculus, linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, basics of probability and statistics). Because applications are treated on an individual basis, alternative qualifications, including relevant work experience, may be considered.
A candidate for admission whose first language is not English must have a qualification in the English language before he/she can be admitted to the programme. For more information on checking whether you have the required English skills please check the details.
A one-year conversion course is available for those students who do not have sufficient mathematics in their first degree. It is structured to cover key modules in mathematics, statistics and computing which are tailored to the requirements for the MSc. Upon successful completion of the conversion course, the student will be accepted onto the MSc.
How to apply
The University accepts both online and paper applications. By applying online your application will be sent to us immediately cutting down the waiting time for the post and allows you to submit electronic copies of your supporting documents. Once we receive all your supporting material (transcripts, references, etc) we will be able to make a final decision and inform you of the outcome. Apply online now.
If you prefer to apply offline through the post, download the pdf-file of the application form and submit it to our postgraduate admissions office. Alternatively, if you would like to be sent some printed information about the course and an application form, complete the request form.
If you have any questions before, during and after you apply please contact us.
For 2013/14 entry fees are:
- £8,160 for Home/EU students
- £15,305 for international (overseas) students
Funding Opportunities: For more information on how to fund part of your studies please see our section on funding opportunities. Alternatively visit the the International Office and Financial Information from the Postgraduate Prospectus Home.