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. The course consists of three modules: the first two are the Michaelmas and Epiphany graduate lecture courses, which are assessed by examinations in January and March. The third module is a dissertation on a topic of current research, prepared under the guidance of a supervisor with expertise in the area. We offer a wide variety of possible dissertation topics. The dissertation must be submitted by September 15th, the end of the twelve month course period.
MSc: 2.1 Honours in either Physics or Mathematics.
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.
Assessment methods include examinations and dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2019||8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2019||19,000 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2019||8,000 per Year 1 (EU)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2019||8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2019||8,000 per Year 1 (England)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2019||8,000 per Year 1 (Wales)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2019||8,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands)||1 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Durham University||DH1 3LG||North East|
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