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Particle physics has been at the centre of some of the 21st century's biggest scientific discoveries. In this Particle Physics programme from University of Sheffield, you'll study in a department that has worked on the discovery of the Higgs boson and the detection of gravitational waves.  

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Overview

Our researchers are involved in searches for dark matter and ground-breaking neutrino experiments. 

This Particle Physics course at University of Sheffield covers the complex theories and experimental techniques that particle physicists use to explain the nature of the universe. 

It will develop your understanding of the Standard Model by going into even greater depth on topics you might have covered in your undergraduate degree, such as quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and dark matter.

Key Features 

  • You’ll learn about the methods particle physicists use to study the universe, the experiments that led to the discoveries of neutrons, positrons and neutrinos, and the experimental evidence for quarks and gluons. 
  • You can examine the possible explanations for dark matter with scientists who are leading searches for it, and take modules led by researchers who were involved in the Higgs boson and gravitational wave discoveries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dark Matter and the Universe
  • Further Quantum Mechanics
  • The Development of Particle Physics 
  • Advanced Electromagnetism
  • Research Skills in Physics
  • Research Project in Physics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We usually ask for a first-class degree, or equivalent, in physics. 
  • Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24400 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
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Funding

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