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Graduate Programme

UWI Admission Requirements

The minimum requirement for admission to a taught masters' degree (i.e MA, MEd, MBA, MSc, MSW etc) shall normally be a Lower Second Class Honours degree (GPA 2.5) or its equivalent.*

In order to enroll in a Research degree (i.e. MPhil/PhD), you should have at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (GPA 3.0) or its equivalent.

General application information can be found here.

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*For some programs, departmental requirements may apply


Our Graduate students here in the Department of Physics get the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in various areas such as Materials Science, Climate Science, Telecommunications, Renewable Energy, Medical Physics and others. Further information on our Research Groups can be found here. Students also have the option of doing taught masters in various areas listed below:

The Department of Physics currently offers MSc degrees in:

  1. Renewable Energy management
  2. Renewable Energy Technology
  3. Medical Physics
  4. Digital Technology
  5. Advanced Electronic Systems

Research degrees offered are:

  1. MPhil/PhD Applied Physics
  2. MPhil/PhD Physics

Visit the Office of GraduateStudies and Research for more information.

Research Degree Programme Structure

The prerequisite for entry to the M.Phil. (Physics) program is a B.Sc. degree in Physics or related field with a GPA ≥ 3.00. Initially, all students register for a M.Phil Degree unless they already have an equivalent research degree or a M.Sc. with at least a B+ average. The upgrade of registration to a Ph.D. is allowable after one year based on all the following criteria: 

  1. The submission of an acceptable upgrading 
  2. The presentation of a satisfactory Seminar to the Department, relating to the work done and the work proposed. 
  3. An independent assessment by an Upgrading
    Assessment Committee.

M.Phil program duration: 2 years.

PhD program duration: 3 years.


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