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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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Explore modern experimental and theoretical particle physics. This course – delivered by our expert faculty – gives you a sound footing for further studies in this field. Read more
The MSc in Nuclear Science and Engineering will prepare you for a career in industry or academia by providing a thorough grounding in the science and engineering that underpins today’s nuclear energy systems. Read more
The Masters in Nuclear and Environmental Physics aims to give students an understanding of the application of nuclear processes to energy generation, medical physics and environmental monitoring, at a level appropriate for a professional physicist. Read more
Physics, with its concern for understanding the universe at a fundamental level, lies at the heart of scientific discovery. The School of Physics at Bristol has made major contributions to the field, including the discovery of the pi meson (Nobel Prize in Physics, 1950) and fundamental advances in quantum mechanics. Read more
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 learn about the fundamental scientific theories that describe the world around us. Read more
Join this one-year course which provides an in-depth study of mathematical physics. You will focus on taught modules to take your knowledge and understanding in this area to an advanced level. Read more
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. Read more
The environmental impact from the use of fossil fuels and the uncertainties in their sources of supply has led to many alternative energy sources being investigated. Read more