Swansea University

Swansea University

Lattice Gauge Theory

Swansea is a research led University to which the Physics department makes a significant contribution, meaning that students will benefit from the knowledge and skills of internationally renowned academics. The atomic, molecular and quantum physics group comprises academic staff, postdoctoral officers and postgraduate research students. Its work is supported by grants from EPSRC, the EU, The Royal Society, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and various industrial and government sources. There are 2 main fields of research: Atomic, molecular and laser physics; nanoscale physics. The particle physics theory group has 14 members of staff, in addition to postdoctoral officers and research students. It is the 4th largest particle physics theory group in the UK, and is supported mainly by STFC, but also has grants from EPSRC, the EU, Royal Society and Leverhulme Trust. The group recently expanded by hiring 2 theoretical cosmologists. There are 5 main fields of research: Quantum field theory; strings; lattice field theory; beyond the standard model physics; theoretical cosmology.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or a master�s degree in physics or related subject. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or a Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Course modules

Atomic, molecular and quantum physics group: Fundamental atomic physics; condensed matter and material physics; analytical laser spectroscopy. Particle physics theory group: String theory, quantum gravity and the AdS/CFT correspondence; lattice gauge theories, QCD; supersymmetric field theory; perturbative gauge theory; field theory in curved spacetime; physics beyond the standard model.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time £ 14,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time £ 7,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time £ 2,026 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

Key information

College of Science Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 295720