Particles, Strings and Cosmology
This is an 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 1st degree in either physics or mathematics, including in the latter case courses in quantum mechanics and relativity.
A good 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 Honours) or international equivalent in either physics or mathematics. English language requirements include an IELTS score of 6.5 (with no element below 6.0) or equivalent.
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||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 6,100 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 14,900 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 6,100 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Durham University||Durham||DH1 3LG||North East|
Department of Mathematical Sciences
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