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About Nuclear & Particle Physics
Masters degrees in Nuclear & Particle Physics involve advanced study of matter at the atomic and sub-atomic levels, including analysis of the structure and behaviour of nuclei within atoms.
Related subjects include Theoretical Physics and Experimental Physics. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Physics or Chemistry.
Since the discovery of gravity, the oldest known forcefield, physicists have been fascinated by the laws of nature governing the universe. Courses in this area encourage you to examine the smallest detectable particles that constitute matter and radiation, and explain the fundamental interactions behind their behaviour.
From elementary particles to the formation and evolution of the Solar System, stars, and galaxies, you will analyse a range of theories and methodologies that have developed and adapted over time to explain these phenomena. This could include using a combination of mathematical methods, computer modelling tools and experimental equipment.
Expertise in this field is fundamental across a range of industries, and careers are very broad. You may be employed in environmental conservation, medicine, pharmacology and aerospace engineering.
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The Masters in Physics. Nuclear Technology provides an understanding of the application of nuclear processes and technology to energy generation, medical physics and environmental monitoring, and at a level appropriate for a professional physicist.
The Physics MSc will give you experience in conducting complex research tasks in the rapidly developing and exciting fields of particle physics and cosmology, experimental biophysics and nanotechnology, and the theory and simulation of condensed matter.
This Physics Graduate Diploma is designed both for physics graduates who are looking to consolidate and expand their understanding of physics, and for graduates from other disciplines such as mathematics or chemistry to introduce them to the main areas of the subject.
The field of experimental physics offers unique scientific and technological challenges. As a student in the Master’s degree programme in Experimental Physics you will receive advanced training in the fundamental scientific theories that describe the world around us.
Our MSc Physics by Research course is ideal both for graduates who would like to undertake original research without committing themselves to a three-year PhD, and for students who want to gain a research-based Masters before embarking on their PhD.
This MSc provides students with the skills, knowledge and research ability for a career in physics. The programme is designed to satisfy the need, both nationally and internationally, for well-qualified postgraduates who will be able to respond to the challenges that arise from future developments in this field.
The MPhil in Nuclear Energy, provided by the department in collaboration with the Cambridge Nuclear Energy Centre and co-sponsored by a Nuclear Energy Industry Club, is a one-year full-time nuclear technology and business master's for engineers, mathematicians and scientists who wish to make a difference to the problems of climate change and energy security by developing nuclear power generation.
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. Sussex has a prestigious international reputation and is ranked amongst the top 20 universities in the UK, with both departments ranked amongst the top 15 (Guardian University Guide 2018).
The College is based at Swansea University’s brand new beachfront Bay Campus, which has four buildings dedicated to engineering, holding 30,000m2 of laboratory and office space and over £10 million of new research and teaching equipment
Our postgraduate programmes are specifically designed to enhance your career prospects and research expertise. Students will benefit from our broad range of industrial partners and internationally leading research expertise, and will get the opportunity to work within our research groups.