Durham University

Durham University

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.

Entry requirements

A good second class honours degree (2.1 Honours) or international equivalent in either Physics or Mathematics.

Course modules

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

Assessment methods include examinations and dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Telephone number: 
0191 334 3082