Particles, Strings and Cosmology
This is a one year advanced taught course. The aim of this course is to bring students in 12 months to the frontier of elementary particle theory. This course is intended for students who have already obtained a good first degree in either physics or mathematics, including in the latter case courses in quantum mechanics and relativity.
MSc: A good second class honours degree (2.1 Honours) or international equivalent in either Physics or Mathematics. MSc: 2.1 Honours in either Physics or Mathematics.
MSc: Core Modules; Introductory Field Theory; Group Theory; Standard Model; General Relativity; Quantum Electrodynamics; Quantum Field Theory; Conformal Field Theory; Supersymmetry; Anomalies; Strong Interaction Physics; Cosmology; Superstrings and D-branes; Non-Perturbative Physics; Euclidean Field Theory; Flavour Physics and Effective Field Theory; Neutrinos and Astroparticle Physics; 2d Quantum Field Theory. Optional Modules available in previous years included: Differential Geometry for Physicists; Boundaries and Defects in Integrable Field Theory; Computing for Physicists. For further information on this course, please visit the Centre for Particle Theory website. MSc: Core Modules: Introductory Field Theory, Group Theory, Standard Model, General Relativity, Quantum Electrodynamics, Quantum Field Theory, Conformal Field Theory, Supersymmetry, Anomalies, Strong Interaction Physics, Cosmology, Superstrings and D-branes, Non-Perturbative Physics, Euclidean Field Theory, Flavour Physics and Effective Field Theory, Neutrinos and Astroparticle Physics, 2d Quantum Field Theory. Optional Modules available in previous years included: Differential Geometry for Physicists, Boundaries and Defects in Integrable Field Theory, Computing for Physicists.
Assessment methods include examinations and dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2018||7,245 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2018||17,325 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2019||8,000 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2019||19,000 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Durham University||DH1 3LG||North East|
Get in touch
Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.
Department of Mathematical Sciences