University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Particle Physics

The course covers all-important and up-to-date topics of modern experimental and theoretical particle physics, and provides a sound footing for further studies in this field. A substantial project component allows you to carry out a research project under the individual supervision of a member of faculty (refer to Faculty interests). This MSc can be taken in an experimental or theoretical mode. Instruction is by lectures, seminars and personal supervision.

Entry requirements

A first or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in a physics- or mathematics-based subject.

Assessment methods

Assessment of this MSc is made up of 50 per cent on a research project and 50 per cent on lecture modules. The research project culminates in your dissertation (with a contribution from a research talk). There are also six lecture modules, typically assessed by a mixture of problem sets with either an open-notes test or an unseen examination. A distinction can be awarded on the basis of excellence in both the research project and the lecture modules.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,060 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 17,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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