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Physics with Particle Physics MSci

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Physics with Particle Physics MSci

  • UCAS code F372
  • Option 4 years full time
  • Year of entry 2021

The course

With the discovery of Higgs Boson, and as the search for Physics beyond the Standard Model continues at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the study of particle physics remains more topical and relevant than ever before.
On our four-year Physics with Particle Physics MSci course, we’ll cover everything found in our Physics course (F303/F300), but with special emphasis on the underlying Physics of fundamental particles, high-energy particle detectors and accelerator physics. Your final year project will be the chance to deepen your knowledge and appreciation for research methodologies in the area of particle physics and this can lead you directly to opportunities for postgraduate research study. You'll join a field trip to CERN as part of this course.
We teach Physics in an accessible and rigorous style through small group tutorials, problem classes, lectures, laboratory and computing assignments, teamwork, and one-to-one teaching in our laboratories. So you’ll always have a close-knit support system around you.
Our department is research-intensive, which means our teaching is informed by the most up-to-date research. Our world-class research laboratories are devoted to the search for Dark Matter, building next generation particle accelerators and enabling discoveries in nanophysics, quantum devices, ultralow temperatures, superconductors, new materials and other frontiers. Students study in our research laboratories in their final year.
Our flexible degree programmes enable you to apply to take a Placement Year, which can be spent studying abroad, working or carrying out voluntary work. You can even do all three if you want to (minimum of three months each)! To recognise the importance of this additional skills development and university experience, your Placement Year will be formally recognised on your degree certificate and will contribute to your overall result. Please note conditions may apply if your degree already includes an integrated year out, please contact the Careers & Employability Service for more information. Find out more
  • Taught by world-leading experts in areas like the Higgs boson, Top quark and future accelerators.
  • Visit CERN with our academics and researchers based at CERN, for a unique view of the world’s largest scientific experiments.
  • Final year research project within particle theory, dark matter, ATLAS or accelerator physics groups.
  • Advanced courses in statistical data analysis and machine learning, critical for understanding high energy physics data and complex problems in the real world.


Institue of Physics

This course is accredited by the Institute of Physics. Successful completion of this programme partially meets the educational requirement for becoming a Chartered Physicist.


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