Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces

The course covers aspects of fundamental physics, from quantum field theory and string theory to cosmology and quantum gravity; it intends to bridge the gap between an undergraduate course in physics or mathematics and the research frontier in fundamental theoretical physics.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in a physics-related subject; or equivalent; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O-level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.

Course modules

Modules include: Particle symmetries; quantum electrodynamics; unification; individual research project; optional modules: advanced general relativity; advanced quantum field theory; cosmology; differential geometry; quantum information; string theory; supersymmetry; special topics.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on research project: Dissertation; viva voce.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 24,000 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
South Kensington Campus Kensington and Chelsea SW7 2AZ South East

Key information

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020 7594 7835