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About

The Theoretical Physics MSc at King's College London is an intensive, research-led course in which you will examine basic topics in theoretical and mathematical physics such as general relativity and quantum field theory, before exploring advanced topics such as string theory and supersymmetry.

Overview

The Theoretical Physics MSc at King's College London is a demanding research-informed course that gives you a coherent, comprehensive introduction to the building blocks of modern theoretical physics and the opportunity to explore more advanced topics.

Key benefits

  • Top 10 in the UK for Mathematics (QS World Rankings by subject 2020).
  • Located in the heart of London, giving unparalleled access to research facilities.
  • You will be studying innovative modules covering modern theories of physics.
  • Research-led course taught by staff who are recognised leaders in their field.
  • Opportunity to study theoretical and mathematical physics such as general relativity and quantum field theory, and advanced topics such as string theory and supersymmetry.
  • Excellent tutorial support, extensive course-specific interactive teaching and regular classroom discussions.

Career prospects

Many of our graduates go on to start PhD studies in theoretical physics at various universities in the United Kingdom and abroad, including with our group here at King’s, for which the MSc is particularly well tailored.

Our graduates also take up full-time employment in various industries that require good mathematical/computer knowledge. Recent employers of our graduates have included the Algerian Space Agency, FRM Capital Advisors and Lloyds Banking Group.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:
  • Theoretical Physics Project
  • Foundations of Mathematical Physics
  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Supersymmetry and Conformal Field Theory
  • Strings, Branes and Quantum Gravity

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelors degree with 2:1 honours in Physics or Maths. Alternatively, a 2:1 in a degree subject related to Maths will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • Two references are required with at least one academic. 
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24660 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24660 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11040 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time:

  • Home/UK fees: £5,520 per year  
  • Overseas fees: £12,330 per year 

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.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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