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

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

The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Sussex comprises two highly ranked departments and a lively academic community that is welcoming, stimulating and supportive.

An MSc from our Department of Mathematics helps enhance your earning potential and maximise your career options. 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 our 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. Whichever area of physics you choose, your Sussex Masters will increase your future career or academic options.

Our department is a founder member of SEPnet (South East Physics Network), a partnership of nine physics departments supporting physics research, teaching and development.

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: Geometry and Topology, Probability and Statistics, Mathematics Applied to Biology and Data Intensive Science.

Our Physics and Astronomy research specialisms include: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Experimental Particle Physics, Materials Physics 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. Our Ion Trap Quantum Technology research group are leading the way in developing the world’s first quantum computer.

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

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We offer a range of scholarships to help talented students study at Sussex. Find out which scholarships you might be eligible for by visiting the funding database on our website.

Brighton campus

Sussex has a fabulous campus location nestled in the South Downs National Park, just minutes from the cosmopolitan coastal city of Brighton & Hove and only an hour from London.


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