Ateneo de Manila University
Master Course in Physics
All our courses include three BSc and MPhys options and an advanced research project. The MPhys courses may be taken in four or five years. The five-year version of the course includes either a sandwich year of employment in industry or a year of study abroad between the second and the third or the third and the fourth year of study. You can change the shape of your studies as your interests evolve. Many transfer possibilities exist. You can delay the choice between MPhys and BSc course until the end of Year 2. Industrial Placement or European Study The year out can be spent working in paid employment as a scientist in industry (in the UK or abroad) where you are supervised jointly by a local industrial supervisor and a member of the University academic staff. Satisfactory completion of such a ?sandwich? work placement leads to the award of a Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS). Recent industrial placements have included fibre-optic oil well monitoring and applications of high temperature superconductors and have involved companies and research facilities such as IBM (UK) Ltd, British Gas, Siemens AG (Germany) Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, FZ J?lich (Germany), Institut Laue Langevin Grenoble (France), etc. About a third of our recent industrial placements have been abroad, principally in Western Europe. It is often not necessary to be fluent in the local language, although familiarity with the language is always an advantage and you are encouraged to take the appropriate language modules. The Department has contacts with a wide variety of employers and most students arrange their employment with one of these. The average salary of our students in industrial placements in Britain is approximately ?14,000 pa. Alternatively, the year can be spent studying at a university abroad. Loughborough currently has partnerships with universities in Australia, Germany, Austria, Poland, Japan, USA and Canada. German language modules can be taken in the second year (Physics Programme only) to prepare for the year abroad. Career Prospects The Physics MPhys provides the best foundation for graduates aiming for a career as a professional physicist and for those going on to PhD research. A degree in physics, or a physics-related subject, can lead to many and varied career opportunities. Recent employers of our graduates include British Gas Research, Coopers Lybrand Deloitte, Thames Water plc, British Antarctic Survey, Schlumberger Technologies, Plastic Coatings plc, STC Submarine Systems, Siemens AG, West Midlands Health Authority, Local Education Authorities and the European Patent Office. Many of our graduates undertake MSc courses or PhD research.