Will an electrical engineering MSc 'bridge the gap' between an undergraduate degree and entry into a PhD programme in the same way an MPhys? I have a BSc in physics but need either an MPhys or and MSc in Physics to get straight on to the PhD I'm interested in. The trouble is it's hard to find funding for an MSc in Physics unless you are the best. Currently, I guess an EE masters will be enough to get onto a PhD course in certain areas of experimental physics but I'm not sure it will be enough to get onto a theoretical physics PhD programme. Is this correct? It's interesting, one of my lecturers who works in string theory obtained his undergrad in EE and then went straight to Carnegie Mellon to do a PhD in physics, but he probably studied a lot of physics in his own time, and is an incredibly smart guy.