University of Edinburgh
This course is designed to prepare students for a research career in academia or industry by introducing advanced ideas and techniques that are applicable in a wide range of research areas, while emphasising the underlying physics concepts; students take 2 compulsory courses plus a selection of courses that bring them to an advanced level in subjects such as: general relativity; cosmology; statistical physics; condensed matter physics; quantum field theory; the Standard Model of particle physics; students also take optional courses taken from a wider pool including specialist courses in mathematics, computing and climate change.
The entry requirements are a UK 2.1 Honours degree in physics or mathematics (assuming it has sufficient theoretical-physics content), or its international equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.
Students take 2 compulsory courses plus a selection of courses that will bring them to an advanced level in subjects such as: general relativity; cosmology; statistical physics; condensed matter physics; quantum field theory; the standard model of particle physics. Students also take optional courses from a wider pool including specialist courses in mathematics; computing and climate change. Mathematics courses should typically account for about half the taught course element.
Following the taught component of the programme, students undertake a 3-month research project, which leads to a dissertation.
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics is expecting to offer a number of scholarships for students enrolled on the MSc programmes in Mathematical Physics and Theoretical Physics. These scholarships will be tenable for one academic year and will be deducted from tuition fees. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit to students of any nationality. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first-class Honours degree or its overseas equivalent. In order to be considered for one of the Higgs Centre Scholarships, applications for the MSc programmes must be submitted by 1st May 2014.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 9,650 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Edinburgh||Edinburgh||EH8 9JU||Scotland|
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