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Cold Atoms and Quantum Optics

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Students will be fully integrated into 1 of our established research groups and participate in research activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratories, and field work. The 2 main research groups within the Department of Physics currently focus on the following areas of research: Atomic, molecular and quantum physics group (fundamental atomic physics, condensed matter and material physics, analytical laser spectroscopy); particle physics theory group (string theory, quantum gravity and the AdS/CFT correspondence, lattice gauge theories, QCD, supersymmetric field theory, perturbative gauge theory, field theory in curved spacetime, physics beyond the standard model).

Assessment methods

The first part shall take the form of a thesis embodying the methods and results of the research project. All theses should be presented in accordance with the University's Guide to the Submission and Presentation of a Thesis for Research Students. The second part shall take the form of an oral examination (viva voce).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2017 GBP 8,650 (Year 1) International 2 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2017 GBP 2,097 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2017 GBP 17,350 (Year 1) International 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,195 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years

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