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Particle Physics

You will learn from researchers who were part of the discoveries of the Higgs boson, the third neutrino mixing angle, and gravitational waves.

You'll be able to take part in front-line experiments at the LHC, in neutrino physics, in the search for dark matter, and in gravitational waves.

You will develop the skills to make new discoveries at the frontiers of physics.

Entry requirements

You'll need a first class honours degree, or equivalent, in physics.

Course modules

Core modules

Further Quantum Mechanics
Advanced Electromagnetism
Dark Matter and the Universe
The Development of Particle Physics
Research Skills in Physics
Research Project in Physics - this accounts for half of your final grade

Examples of optional modules

Advanced Particle Physics
Introduction to General Relativity
Particle Astrophysics
Advanced Quantum Mechanics
Physics in an Enterprise Culture
Semiconductor Physics and Technology
Statistical Physics

Assessment methods

Assessment includes: a project report, literature review, oral presentations, including a viva, formal examinations and short reports and essays.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2018 1 1 Years

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