University of Southampton

Graduate Studies

Physics Education


Southampton Management School

University of Southampton

Southampton, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Sc.Ed.-Physics Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

There is a continuing high level of interest in physics issues and the means of communicating them to a wide variety of audiences. The course aims to provide you with theoretical and research-based evidence to extend your understanding and help you develop your own personal perspective on physics education. Structure & Assessment: This Masters level qualification in Physics Education consists of taught units (education units to the value of 60M credits and physics units to the value of 60M credits), plus dissertation studies sessions, followed by a dissertation in physics education. The programme is designed to help students extend their knowledge and understanding of both educational theory and practice, and of physics itself, to enhance their career prospects as professional educators For each of the taught education units, students produce an essay or research report (4000 words or equivalent). On occasion, students are also expected to present their project findings orally to the whole group. The physics units are assessed by written assignment or by formal written examination. The 16,000 word dissertation ensures that independent study forms a significant part of both study and assessment, and serves to draw on and reinforce the intellectual and transferable skills addressed in individual programme units.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

If English is not your first language, the University of Southampton English Language requirements for study apply i.e.TOEFL 600 / computer based 250 or better for IELTS 6.5 or better
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