Gravity, Particles and Fields MSc


University of Nottingham    School of Mathematical Sciences

Full time September MSc Full-time: 12 months
Physics (29)

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Unleash your curiosity with the Gravity, Particles and Fields MSc programme at the University of Nottingham. Dive deep into the realms of black holes, gravitation, and quantum theory with a curriculum designed to propel you into research-intensive careers in mathematical physics. Led by expert researchers from the School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Physics and Astronomy, this MSc offers a comprehensive exploration of general relativity, quantum gravity, particle physics, and more. Delve into differential geometry, quantum field theory, and quantum information while honing skills in logical reasoning and data analysis. The highlight of this programme is the research dissertation, allowing you to specialise in a topic of your interest. With a focus on gravity and a strong emphasis on employability, this MSc equips you for PhD studies or roles in engineering and technology. If you hold a 2:1 in physics, mathematical physics, or mathematics, and have a background in mechanics, quantum mechanics, and special relativity, this programme is your gateway to a rewarding academic journey.

About the course

Are you are curious about how black holes behave? Are you are motivated to discover more about gravitation and quantum theory? This MSc will prepare you for a variety of research-intensive careers in mathematical physics.

This MSc provides an introduction to the physical principles and mathematical techniques of current research in:

  • general relativity
  • quantum gravity
  • particle physics
  • quantum field theory
  • quantum information
  • cosmology

There is particular focus on gravity, reflecting one of Nottingham's research strengths.

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Entry Requirements

2:1 in physics, mathematical physics or mathematics

Joint degrees containing substantial elements of physics or mathematics will also be considered.

Previous knowledge of mechanics, quantum mechanics, special relativity and methods of mathematical physics (all as taught typically at BSc level) is required.


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