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Theoretical Physics MSc

The University of Edinburgh

Key information

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  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    16th

    7
  • Subject Ranking

    18th

    4 (Physics & Astronomy)
  • Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

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    3.33

    / 4.00
  • Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

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    0.86

    / 1.00
  • Qualification

    Master of Science

  • Application deadline

    n/a

  • Start date

    09-SEP-19

Course Summary

This MSc programme is designed to prepare you for a research career in academia or industry by introducing advanced ideas and techniques that are applicable in a wide range of research areas, while emphasising the underlying physics concepts. It is a core part of the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, which has been created to mark the start of a new era in theoretical physics research, following the discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN. You will take part in the centre's activities, including weekly seminars, colloquia and workshops involving physicists from around the world, and you will be involved in research-level projects as part of your dissertation. The partnership between mathematics and physics is an essential one. In theoretical physics we attempt to build abstract constructs that rationalise, explain and predict physical phenomena. To do this we need mathematics: the language of physics. The underlying structure of the physical world can be understood in great detail using mathematics; this is a never-ending source of fascination to theoretical physicists. By engaging with and completing the MSc in Theoretical Physics, graduates will acquire core knowledge of theoretical physics subjects and the research methodologies of modern theoretical and mathematical physics. The programme aims to develop research skills and problem solving skills, especially in mathematics. It also aims to develop an attitude of mind conductive to critical questioning and creative thinking and the capacity to formulate ideas mathematically. These degrees are designed to prepare you for a research career by introducing advanced ideas and techniques that are applicable to a wide range of research areas and sectors including academia, industry, education and finance.

Tuition Fees

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£12,300 per year

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University information

University Ranking

16th

About this University

The University of Edinburgh offers more than 500 undergraduate programmes across a wide range of disciplines. 89% of graduates leave the university with a 1st or 2:1 degree classification. Edinburgh is a beautiful, historic city that is regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world.

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