Postgraduate Taught Degrees

We offer the following postgraduate taught degrees, leading to a Master in Science (MSc) or Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) qualification


UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences Postgraduate Open Day – 2 December 2015

UCL’s Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences is hosting a Postgraduate Open Day, showcasing ALL of the postgraduate programmes and study options available in the faculty.  This exceptional event allows students to easily compare hundreds of programmes and opportunities from more than 10 different Departments & Research Centres side by side, covering a broad range of science disciplines.

Why consider further study at UCL?

  • UCL Postgraduates have great links to employers and we do more to help students learn about, start, or grow their own businesses than any other UK University
  • UCL secures more research funding from the UK Government Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council than both Oxford and Cambridge Universities
  • UCL has more Centres for Doctoral Training than any other University, (9 of the UK’s 70 Centres)
  • UCL Postgraduates have high average starting salaries – Ranked 4th in the UK by The Guardian (2013) for employment prospects – (Taught Programmes= £27,346, Research programmes = £35,028)

When & where?

The open day is being held from 2-5pm on 2 December 2015, in the Christopher Ingold Building on UCL’s main campus. A parallel event in the Engineering building highlights the postgraduate study options in UCL’s Faculty of Engineering.

For further details, including a full list of participating departments, and to reserve your place, visit:


The Department

Staff:student ratio 1:5

In Research Excellence Framework (REF) 90% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’).

What is the Research Excellence Framework?

The Physics and Astronomy Department at UCL is located in the heart of the historical area of Bloomsbury. Scientific research and study has been a strong feature of UCL since its inception in 1826 and the Department is currently one of the top rank Physics departments in the country, and indeed the world.

We have forged an internationally renowned reputation for being at the forefront of world leading research and providing high class teaching. Those joining us can expect to be part of a dynamic community of Physicists and Astronomers whose enthusiasm for science and innovation is exceptional.