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Physics with Particle Physics MPhys

University of Sheffield

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Physics - MPhys

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This course is a great opportunity for students who want to become a physics researcher and play a part in answering some of the biggest questions in the Universe. You can learn from scientists who helped detect the Higgs boson and gravitational waves, and who are leading innovative neutrino experiments and searches for dark matter. You’ll learn how particles are detected and study key theories such as relativity. In your final year, you'll join a team of researchers who have been part of some of the most important recent discoveries in science.At the start of your course, you'll cover the essential physics behind everything else you'll study: heat, motion, electricity, magnetism and quantum mechanics. Lectures and lab classes are included in the same modules, so you won’t be learning about abstract topics in isolation. You'll run experiments using the equipment in our modern laboratories to help you understand how important theories apply to the real world.You'll explore essential physics in even more depth in second year. You will also start to specialise in particle physics, with modules on the detection of fundamental particles and special relativity, which is essential for understanding particles that travel close to the speed of light and E = mc2. Programming classes will teach you skills that are essential for particle physics and many other graduate careers.In third year, you can branch out into lots of different areas and complete your own research project in particle physics. Your core modules will cover topics like nuclear physics and dark matter. Optional modules include cosmology and mathematical physics.A variety of optional modules are also available in fourth year, when you'll be working on a major research project. You’ll choose a research topic in particle physics and work closely with a member of academic staff who is an expert in the area you want to explore. The project takes up around half of your final year and can lead to a publication in a scientific journal.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 23,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : AAA

The A Level entry requirements for this course are: AAA including Maths and Physics. A Levels + additional qualifications | AAB, including AA in Maths and Physics + A in a relevant EPQ. Access Sheffield offer: The A Level entry requirements for this course are: AAB including AA in Maths and Physics. A Levels + additional qualifications | AAB, including AA in Maths and Physics + A in a relevant EPQ.

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University information

University of Sheffield

  • University League Table

    28th

  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

As a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, the university has a global reputation for research and teaching excellence.
Among the world's top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2020) Sheffield offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of subjects.
Located in the centre of the UK in a friendly and affordable city, the university has more than 29,000 students from over 150 different countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 49

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    153 66%

    25th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    35th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    19th

    9

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