The Master's Degree consists of 60 credits, the equivalent of a full academic year (approximately 35 weeks) with around 40 study hours per week.

All courses, except the refresher course (Atomic Nucleus Physics) have all of their classroom time during a one-week period. During this period all of the fundamental concepts of each course will be explained and students will be requested to carry out work/problems/etc. that must be carried out in subsequent weeks and delivered on the deadline set (these dates are specified below) by the lecturers. The studies for each course and the execution of the tasks proposed involve significant amounts of out-of-class work.

All courses require a significant amount of out-of-class work prior to and following the attended classes. Students must be aware that this is not a six-week master's degree course but rather a 60 credit master's degree course which has the weighting of a full academic course with full dedication. Students who are interested in obtaining the Master's Degree but are unable to devote themselves full-time can enrol for the number of credits they consider they are reasonably capable of completing in the time they have available.

The calendar for this year (the fourth tab on the main menu of this website: CALENDAR) specifies the deadlines for completion of the work under each course. As can be seen, students will be occupied from November through to mid-June with work both in and out of class, as well as having to complete the Master's Thesis.

In addition to the courses chosen, students must also complete a Master's Thesis supervised by one of the lecturers on the programme. The Master's Thesis is worth 24 credits, which corresponds to approximately three months of full-time work (around 15 weeks with 40 hours of work per week).