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Durham University

Department of Physics

Entry Requirements


For entry to the PhD you will be required to have achieved a First Class honours Bachelor's degree, or at least a 2:1 Integrated Master’s degree or a Master's degree in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university (or equivalent).


Applicants for the MSc by Research will be required to have achieved a 2:2 MPhys or 2:1 Bachelor's degree.

Overseas students - see equivalent entry requirements and any English language requirements on our country pages. The information is split up by country, so if you do not see your country listed or have further questions, please contact the International Office.

Language Requirements

The University's minimal language requirements for postgraduate studies in the Department of Physics, for students whose first language is not English can be found here: