Gravity, Particles and Fields

University of Nottingham

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
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Gravity, Particles and Fields at University of Nottingham will prepare you for a variety of research-intensive careers in mathematical physics..


Gravity, Particles and Fields at University of Nottingham will enable you to gather your own data and insights and learn to analyse and evaluate the results. A highlight of the masters is the research dissertation which allows you to develop your interests and expertise in a specific topic.

Learn topics in general relativity, particle physics, cosmology and the early universe. There is particular focus on gravity, reflecting one of Nottingham's research strengths. You'll be taught by dedicated researchers from the School of Physics and Astronomy Particle Cosmology group. You will also receive some teaching from staff within the School of Mathematical Sciences Mathematical Physics research group, making the course a joint degree between the two schools.


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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Gravity
  • Black Holes
  • Differential Geometry
  • Gravity
  • Gravity, Particles and Fields Dissertation
  • Modern Cosmology

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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International students should apply as early as possible. 




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 (or international equivalent) in physics, mathematical physics or mathematics.
  • Joint degrees containing substantial elements of physics or mathematics will also be considered.
  • Previous knowledge of mechanics, quantum mechanics, special relativity and methods of mathematical physics (all as taught typically at BSc level) is required.

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Gravity, Particles and Fields
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