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Unit name | Unit code | Credit points | Status |
---|---|---|---|

Laboratory Skills Not Available in 2017/18 | PHYSM3413 | 10 | Mandatory |

Student Seminar 431 | PHYSM3100 | 10 | Mandatory |

Computing Skills Not Available in 2017/18 | PHYSM3415 | 10 | Mandatory |

MSc Research Project Not Available in 2017/18 | PHYSM3412 | 60 | Mandatory |

Students who did not take a BSc Physics programme at Bristol as undergraduates must take the above computing skills unit, and then 90cp of lecture units from the list of approved level 6 and 7 options below, with at least 60cp at level 7. | |||

Students who DID take a BSc Physics programme at Bristol as undergraduates may not take the computing skills unit, and must instead take either the following laboratory skills 2 unit, plus 90cp of lecture units from the list of approved level 6 and 7 options below, with at least 60cp at level 7 OR 100cp of lecture units from the list of approved level 6 and 7 options below, with at least 70cp at level 7. | |||

Relativistic Field Theory | PHYSM3417 | 10 | Optional |

Theoretical Particle Physics | PHYSM0800 | 10 | Optional |

Condensed Matter 410 - Magnetism and Superconductivity | PHYSM1000 | 10 | Optional |

General Relativity and Cosmology | PHYSM1900 | 10 | Optional |

Semiconductor Physics | PHYSM2100 | 10 | Optional |

The Physics of Gas and Plasma in the Universe | PHYSM3409 | 10 | Optional |

Advanced Quantum Physics | PHYSM3416 | 10 | Optional |

Current Topics in Physics | PHYSM3407 | 10 | Optional |

Air Water Fire Earth 301 | PHYS31010 | 10 | Optional |

Condensed Matter Physics 311 | PHYS31111 | 10 | Optional |

Galaxies 301 | PHYS34011 | 10 | Optional |

High Energy Astrophysics 301 | PHYS34012 | 10 | Optional |

Particle Physics | PHYS32012 | 10 | Optional |

Quantum Physics 301 | PHYS32011 | 10 | Optional |

Stellar Structure and Evolution 301 | PHYS34013 | 10 | Optional |

Biophysics 321 | PHYS31211 | 10 | Optional |

Methods of Theoretical Physics 3 | PHYS30015 | 10 | Optional |

Nanophysics | PHYS32600 | 10 | Optional |

Physics World 301 | PHYS38010 | 10 | Optional |

Quantum Information Theory | MATHM5610 | 10 | Optional |

Quantum Chaos | MATHM5700 | 10 | Optional |

Advanced Fluid Dynamics | MATHM0600 | 20 | Optional |

Complex Networks 4 | MATHM6201 | 20 | Optional |

Asymptotics | MATHM4700 | 20 | Optional |

Seismology | EASCM0018 | 10 | Optional |

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics | EASCM0025 | 10 | Optional |

Statistical Mechanics 34 | MATHM4500 | 20 | Optional |

Only one of the following may be chosen: | |||

Solid State Physics 3021 | PHYS30021 | 20 | Optional |

MSc | 180 |

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with **Distinction***: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with **Merit***: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.