United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

This Physics Graduate Diploma is designed both for physics graduates who are looking to consolidate and expand their understanding of physics, and for graduates from other disciplines such as mathematics or chemistry to introduce them to the main areas of the subject. This course can be studied as a free-standing qualification or as a pathway to the Physics MSc, which requires a further year of study.

  • Located in the heart of London, giving unparalleled access to research facilities.
  • Ideal foundation for non-Physics science graduates who wish to study for a Physics MSc.
  • You will be studying innovative modules covering modern theories of physics.
  • Research-led study course taught by staff who are recognised leaders in their field.
  • Excellent tutorial support, extensive programme-specific interactive teaching and project work.

Who should take this course

Bachelors degree with Physics as a major subject.


Grad Dip

Course content

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

Required Modules:

You are required choose one of the following options: - Third Year Project in Physics (15 credits) and Literature Review (15 credits) or - Project in Physics (30 credits)

Optional Modules:

In addition, you are required to take 90 credits from a range of optional modules that may typically include:

  • Mathematical Methods in Physics III (15 credits)
  • Statistical Mechanics (15 credits)
  • Quantum Mechanics II (15 credits)
  • Particle Physics (15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Biophysics & Nanotechnology (15 credits)
  • Optics (15 credits)
  • Solid State Physics (15 credits)
  • Medical Imaging (15 credits)
  • Up to 30 of your 90 credits may be taken from the following list of modules:
  • Experimental Physics (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Numerical Modelling (15 credits)
  • Nuclear Physics (15 credits)
  • Quantum Mechanics I (15 credits)
  • Mathematical methods in Physics II (30 credits)
  • Symmetry in Physics (15 credits)
  • Electromagnetism (15 credits)
  • Astrophysics (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering (15 credits)

King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study.


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About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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