University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Theoretical Physics

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 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.

Entry requirements

Applicants require 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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhys Full-time £ 9,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPhys Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MPhys Full-time £ 9,650 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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