12 months
25150 GBP/year
11850 GBP/year
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Examine the fundamental properties of the universe with our Particle Physics MSc programme at Queen Mary University of London and gain a profound understanding of the world around us. You’ll be working at the frontier of a subject that has seen some of the 21st century’s greatest scientific discoveries.


What you'll study

This Particle Physics MSc programme at Queen Mary University of London will give you a comprehensive understanding of the field, while also keeping you up-to-date with the very latest developments in research. 

Over the duration of the course, you’ll gain a deep knowledge of the Standard model of particle physics and cover topics ranging from how to draw a Feynman diagram, data analysis in particle physics, computer programming in modern science and how to apply quantum mechanical principles to the sub-atomic and sub-nuclear physics.

You’ll complete a specialist independent piece of research, your MSc 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.

Programme Structure

Compulsory/Core modules

  • Advanced Quantum Field Theory
  • MSc Physics Research Project
  • Relativistic Waves and Quantum Fields
  • Particle Accelerator Physics
  • Advanced Quantum Theory
  • Atom and Photon 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

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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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    11850 GBP/year
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Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
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