POSTGRADUATE COURSEWORK

GRADUATE DIPLOMA (PHYSICS)
The Graduate Diploma in Physics is offered for Physics graduates from overseas universities who do not have sufficient background in order to undertake a Masters or Doctorate degree.

The Graduate Diploma in Physics consists of course work and research projects. The coursework and the research each count for half of the Diploma. All students normally study six honours-level courses. Four of these are compulsory: Quantum Mechanics; Statistical Physics; Solid State Physics; and Electromagnetism and the Standard Model. The remaining two courses are chosen from a variety of courses, which may include Astrophysics; Molecular Physics; Advanced Condensed Matter Physics; or Quantum Field Theory. These are the same courses as those studied by the students in the Honours program and students should consult the honours pages for course timetables and syllabi.

Students also undertake two research project, one each session. A wide variety of projects are available every year, within each of the Departments of the School. Projects are posted on the honours website approximately two months before the start of each session.

Students must discuss their choice of courses and organise their research project with the Postgraduate Director Professor Michael Ashley before the start of each session.

GRADUATE DIPLOMA (PHYSICS RESEARCH TECHNIQUES)
The Graduate Diploma in Physics Research Techniques offers an advanced training program for graduates who wish to obtain specialised training in research techniques in physics. Students study courses worth 30 units of credit, selected from those offered at Level 3 and/or honours level. Students also complete a research project worth 18 units of credit.

The choice of courses is very flexible. Most courses selected should be from the School of Physics but courses from other disciplines may also be included. Research projects may be chosen from any of the Departments within the School of Physics (Astrophysics; Biophysics; Condensed Matter Physics; Environmental and Applied Physics; and Theoretical Physics).

Students must discuss their choice of courses and organise their research project with the Postgraduate Director Professor Michael Ashley before the start of each session.

NEED HELP?
The Postgraduate Director is Prof Michael Ashley and students should contact him or the Physics Friend.

Links:
Honours page
Timetable
Online handbook for PG coursework

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