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Gravity, Particles and Fields, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #96 (QS) Nottingham, United Kingdom
The Gravity, Particles and Fields course at the University of Nottingham provides an introduction to the physical principles and mathematical techniques of current research in a range of areas.
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Overview

The Gravity, Particles and Fields course at the University of Nottingham is ideal for students who are interested in mathematical physics, this course will give you knowledge in general relativity, quantum gravity, particle physics, quantum field theory, quantum information theory, cosmology and the early universe. Our course has a focus on gravity which reflects our research strengths. 

A highlight of the course is the substantial research project that allows you to develop your interests and expertise in a specific topic at the forefront of current research. This course is closely linked to the following research groups:

  • Particle Theory
  • Mathematical Physics

Key facts

  • Learn from experts in the School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Physics and Astronomy
  • Unlock your potential with an independent research project, working alongside our research groups

Careers

A highlight of the course is the substantial research project that allows you to develop your interests and expertise in a specific topic at the forefront of current research. This course is closely linked to the following research groups:

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Gravity
  • Black Holes
  • Differential Geometry
  • Gravity
  • Gravity, Particles and Fields Dissertation
  • Quantum Information Science
  • Modern Cosmology
  • Quantum Field Theory

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6

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    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19980 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19980 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9948 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9945 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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