Do you want to contribute to an area of cutting-edge research in an awe-inspiring subject? Do you want to delve deeper into advanced topics in physics or astronomy? Develop valuable new knowledge and skills? Prepare for a research career, or embark on a completely new path? Whatever your motivation, a postgraduate degree from the School of Physics and Astronomy can help you achieve your ambitions.
The MSc Physics is available in three different pathways: Particle Physic, Theoretical Physics and Condensed Matter Physics. The School of Physics and Astronomy also offers an MSc in Astrophysics and a PGCert in Astronomy and Astrophysics.
The aim of the programme is to deepen your understanding of contemporary theoretical physics, covering advanced concepts and techniques, leaving you well prepared for further doctoral level study and research. The programme will also enable you to develop skills transferable to a wide range of other careers.
This programme will:
Teach you the fundamental laws and physical principles, along with their applications, in your chosen area of physics. Introduce you to research methodology, and how to manage your own research, making use of journal articles and other primary sources. Allow you to communicate complex scientific ideas, concisely, accurately and informatively. Instruct you how to use mathematical analysis to model physical behaviour and interpret the mathematical descriptions of physical phenomena.