Master of Philosophy - Physics

Graduate Degrees, Rules and Regulations


The MPhil degree is by thesis and must not normally take more than 3 years (a departmental regulation). This is a research degree and candidates are expected to have qualities necessary for independent research.

Admission to the MPhil requires at least a second class BSc. (General) degree or its equivalent. In cases where the equivalence of the candidate's degree cannot be established, a preliminary examination at the Final Year Examination level may be required. This examination must be passed within the first year of graduate studies.

The research project is normally chosen by the candidate from a selection of suitable projects submitted by various staff members. The selection of a particular project normally determines the candidates supervisor. A review committee is also set up to help ensure that the candidate is progressing satisfactorily and each project is reviewed every 3-4 months.

Contact Information:

Office of Graduate Studies and Research The Department of Physics