Physics and astronomy masters profiles

Meet current students and recent graduates from our masters courses in physics and astronomy, as they share their experiences of studying at the University of Sheffield.

Ben Kinvig

It was a project where I was actually working in areas of physics that were truly cutting edge

Ben Kinvig Quantum Photonics and Nanomaterials MSc(Res)

Studying a masters gave Ben the confidence to pursue a PhD in an area he’s always loved but didn’t think he’d be able to do.

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Helping with the adoption of renewable energy is more important than ever.

Samuel Zalesak Founder, Solar energy company

Samuel studied MSc Solar Cell Technology before launching his own solar energy company.

Sejal Pongurlekar

Studying Astrophysics has allowed me to develop new skills while also focusing on my own interests

Sejal Pongurlekar Astrophysics MSc

Sejal found that the modules offered in the Astrophysics MSc course aligned with her interests and future career aspirations.

Phattharaporn Singkanipa

The course enabled me to conduct research in the field I am most interested in

Phattharaporn Singkanipa Mathematical and Theoretical Physics MSc

Phattharaporn followed her masters degree with a role as a quantum scientist in Singapore, and is now doing her PhD in quantum computing at the University of Southern California.

Theotokis Georgatos

I enjoyed conducting my own observations using the telescope on the roof

Theotokis Georgatos Astrophysics MSc

Theotokis wants to use his masters degree as a stepping stone to an academic career astrophysics.

Molly Morgan

Applying my physics knowledge to the renewable energy challenge

Molly Morgan Solar Cell Technology MSc

Molly decided to follow her undergraduate degree with our Solar Cell Technology MSc course. It's led to her securing a job in the solar industry.

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