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Masters courses

Our masters courses focus on some of the most exciting areas of modern physics. These one-year degrees reflect Sheffield's outstanding expertise in these fast-moving subjects. They are designed to give you the research skills and scientific expertise to make new discoveries in fields where there are many mysteries left to be solved.

MSc Biological Imaging

Designed to train you to use the latest microscopy techniques and discover what we can learn from the highly detailed images you'll capture.

MSc Mathematical and Theoretical Physics

via Mathematics and Statistics

From general relativity and quantum mechanics, towards a 'theory of everything'.

MSc(Res) Particle Physics

Learn from researchers who were part of the Higgs boson discovery, and are leading searches for dark matter, neutrinos and gravitational waves.

MSc(Res) Quantum
Photonics and Nanomaterials

Expertise in quantum photonics and nanomaterials, with a particular focus on condensed matter systems.

MSc Solar Cell Technology

Training physical science and engineering graduates to develop new photovoltaic devices and test their effectiveness as a global energy resource.

Funding and scholarships

Funding is available, depending on your fee status, where you live and the course you plan to study. You could also qualify for a repayable postgraduate masters loan to help fund your studies. And don't forget, University of Sheffield graduates get a 10% tuition fee discount.

Postgraduate taught course funding

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MSc Science Communication

This course is designed to train you to become a science communicator by sharing research through the media, running events to inspire the public, and helping individuals get the healthcare information they need.