M.Sc. On Campus

Theoretical Physics

Queen Mary University of London

12 months
25150 GBP/year
11850 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Work at the forefront of research in theoretical physics and answer some of the deepest questions about the nature of the world around us. This Theoretical Physics MSc at Queen Mary University of London gives you a complete specialist overview of key topics and is taught by some of the UK’s leading string theorists from Queen Mary’s Centre for Research in String Theory.


What you'll study

This Theoretical Physics MSc programme at Queen Mary University of London will give you a comprehensive understanding of the field, covering topics such as supersymmetric field theories, string theory and quantum field theory, while also keeping you up-to-date with the very latest developments in research. This is a highly flexible programme that can be tailored to your specialist interests as you develop them - you will be able to choose modules in a variety of study areas offered by the School, including growth areas such as Machine Learning.

You can view a series of videos created by the academics involved in the MSc programme that cover varied aspects of their reseach and how our research intersects with the teaching you'll receive and the modules you'll study.

You’ll also gain expertise in advanced mathematical techniques and their applications in theoretical physics. 

You’ll complete a specialist independent research project, under the supervision of an academic with research interests in a similar area to your own. You’ll develop a sophisticated understanding of research methodology, and how to manage your own research, making use of journal articles and other primary sources.

You’ll join a thriving, friendly research community, with a busy schedule of research seminars, colloquia, meetings and workshops (as well as regular social events), so you can make the most of the specialist research skills you’ll develop on this course.

We pride ourselves on our collaborations and networks: we are a member of SEPnet, which among other advantages, gives you access to GRADnet, the largest physics postgraduate school in England. As a Queen Mary student, you’ll also be able to take physics modules from University College London, King's College London or Royal Holloway University of London, at the programme director's discretion.


Accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered Physicist.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • MSc Physics Research Project
  • Relativistic Waves and Quantum Fields
  • Relativity and Gravitation
  • Functional Methods in Quantum Fields Theory
  • Advanced Cosmology
  • Supersymmetric Methods in Theoretical Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Degree requirements

  • A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Physics or a closely related discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25150 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25150 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11850 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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