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Study for your maths or physics Masters at a prestigious UK University

Study for your maths or physics Masters at the University of Sussex

Learn from the people asking the questions that help to shape our future.

Study in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at Sussex and join a lively academic community that is welcoming, stimulating and supportive.

An MSc from the Department of Mathematics helps enhance your earning potential and maximise your career options. Our open-door policy creates a lively and friendly environment, where students and faculty can meet, debate and exchange ideas in our popular social study spaces. You’ll graduate with the skills, knowledge and opportunities to further your career at the highest level – whether your ambitions lie in industry, commerce, or research.

An MSc from the Department of Physics and Astronomy allows you to explore an exciting range of specialist areas, such as the evolution of the universe, the search for dark matter and black holes, or the latest innovations in quantum technology. Work on ground-breaking discoveries alongside our expert faculty, on research placements, summer projects and in research labs during your individual or group final year project. The Department is a founder member of South East Physics Network, a partnership of nine physics departments supporting physics research, teaching and development.

Study for your maths or physics Masters at a prestigious UK University

Our courses

Research-led teaching excellence

Our teaching is informed by our world-leading research and by the insights developed through our many industry collaborations. In this way, our courses reflect our innovative, interdisciplinary approach to research and learning.

As part of your MSc, you’ll carry out an individual project, giving you the opportunity to conduct and contribute to pioneering research within one of our research groups. Our Masters courses also provide excellent preparation for doctoral study.

Our current mathematics research areas include: Analysis and Partial Differential Equations; Geometry and Topology; Probability and Statistics; Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing and Mathematics Applied to Biology.

Our Physics and Astronomy research specialisms include: Cosmology and the Early Universe; Data Intensive Science; Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics; Experimental Particle Physics; Mathematical Physics; Materials Physics; Quantum Technologies and Theoretical Particle Physics.

Some of our researchers are applying data interpretation techniques to help organisations make better use of their large complex data sets. Others are using mathematical modelling to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases. While our Ion Quantum Technology group are leading the way in developing the world’s first quantum computer.

Scholarship opportunities

The University of Sussex offers a range of Masters scholarships.

Brighton campus

Our beautiful green campus is located on the edge of the South Downs National Park and is just a 9-minute train journey from the centre of Brighton. This famously welcoming and cosmopolitan coastal city, with its fantastic shopping, diverse nightlife and eclectic cultural scene, is only 30 minutes from Gatwick Airport and an hour from London - making Sussex one of the UK's most ideally situated universities.

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