Flexible Study

A course tailored to you

page_image_flexible_studyStudents can enrol at their choice of six universities in the SEPnet consortium, with the option of a 2nd year transfer to another of the partner universities, or to a research institution in Europe or the UK. This provides excellent flexibility to build your own tailored journey to achieve your qualification, based on your individual needs.

Year One: 60 ECTS credits

The first year of the course involves high level taught courses, which allow you to choose from a range of options, including specialised research courses.

Year Two: 60 ECTS credits

During the second year, you’re encouraged and supported to join world-class research groups based at a SEPnet university or partner institution. The areas of research available are:

  • Theoretical & Experimental Particle Physics
  • Photonics
  • Neutron & Synchrotron X-ray Scattering
  • Astronomy & Cosmology
  • Theoretical & Condensed Matter
  • Quantum Matter
  • Applied Optics
  • Forensic Imaging
  • Atomic & Molecular Physics
  • Functional Materials
  • Nuclear & Radiation Physics
  • String Theory
  • Accelerator Science
  • Low Temperature Physics
  • Quantum Information Processing
  • Nano-Technology
  • Biodiagnostics
  • Medical Physics
  • Quantum Optics
  • Ion Cavity QED
  • Molecular Ions
  • Quantum Field Theory

Access to the world’s leading research

Our links with leading research institutions allow us to offer placement opportunities in sought-after locations such as CERN in Switzerland, the UK’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, ISIS, Diamond, and even the National Physical Laboratory. You’ll be encouraged to make the most of these unique opportunities through individual programmes of study and research, developed by our team of British and international academics – many of whom are leaders in their field.