Swansea University Postgraduate Prospectus 2023





(Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021)

• Applied Physics and Materials MSc by Research FT • Experimental Physics MSc by Research FT

• Physics PhD/MPhil FT • Theoretical Physics MSc by Research FT

WHY SWANSEA? • 97% of our publications across

Experimental, Applied, and Theoretical Physics was rated ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2021). • Professor Lyn Evans, leader of the Large Hadron Collider project at CERN, is a significant Swansea Physics alumnus. • Professor Higgs Boson, the Physics Nobel Prize winner who proposed the Boson particle is a Swansea University Honorary Fellow with close links to our department. • Our state-of-the-art facilities include: a low-energy positron beam with dedicated instrumentation for the study of positronium; continuous-wave and pulsed laser systems; scanning tunnelling electron and near-field optical microscopes; raman microscope; CPU parallel cluster; and the IBM-built ‘Blue C’ Super computer. • We have examples of students studying in CERN or gaining research internships within the department and our specialist courses stretch students into understanding the demands of research – whether that be in physics or closely aligned disciplines.

Our department carries out research in experimental, applied and theoretical physics. Our work is supported by grants from EPSRC, STFC, the EU, The Royal Society, HEFCW and various industrial, charity and government sources. The new SêrSAM programme funded by the Welsh Government and European Regional Development Fund focuses on the physics of advanced materials with low embodied energy for applications in optoelectronics and bioelectronics. Our areas of expertise include: next generation semiconductors, hybrid conducting electronic-ionic materials, photodetection and solar energy. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

• We offer a curriculum based on the research findings of our world-leading experts who have a wide range of research interests, including particle physics and cosmology; applied physics and materials; and atomic, molecular and quantum physics. • Projects will be shaped by participation in activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratory activity and fieldwork, as well as your involvement in one of our established research groups.

• The global nature of the research means that we have worldwide links and collaborators, including access to large-scale facilities such as CERN.

• Staff members lead the ALPHA collaboration at CERN, aiming to create, trap and manipulate anti-hydrogen.

YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO CONSIDER • Secondary PGCE with QTS: Physics, PGCert

FUNDING There are a range of postgraduate scholarships and bursaries available: swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/ scholarships

Welsh scholarships available see page 44

Student Profile see next page


Made with FlippingBook Online newsletter maker