Our School is always keen to hear from well qualified candidates who are interested in postgraduate admission. If you would like information on either of our taught MSc courses, or in applying to carry out postgraduate research toward a PhD or EngD, please contact our Postgraduate Admissions Secretary (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 01334 463111).
Taught Postgraduate - MSc
The School currently offers two taught postgraduae MSc degree programmes drawing on our expertise in Photonics & Optoelectronics teaching and research. Both courses are run jointly with other institutions and involve study and/or research at St Andrews as a component of each programme.
Research Postgraduate - PhD & EngD
There are a number of options for prospective postgraduate students wishing to follow a research-based degree programme. We have PhD and EngDoc opportunities covering all research themes in the School. In addtion to traditional research-based training, these programmes offer advanced taught-course components.
St. Andrews is a beautiful small town on the east coast of Scotland some 50 miles north of Edinburgh. St Andrews is Scotland's first university. The School of Physics and Astronomy has around 30 members of teaching staff and around 80 research staff and research students. As such, it is large enough to provide a wide coverage of physics and astronomy at undergraduate level and lively enough to produce significant research, but at the same time it is small enough for staff and students to get to know each other in a way that may not be possible at much larger institutions. Our teaching of physics has been officially graded as "Excellent", and the same report referred to the "Outstanding" teaching environment here. Our research groups have a recognised international profile, and work in the areas of astronomy and astrophysics, condensed matter physics, and photonics.