The Theoretical Physics (Advanced) course at the Australian National University provides you with the opportunity to extend your practical and coursework experience in theoretical physics with the development and implementation of a research project supervised by an academic. This is particularly relevant to those who wish to benefit from the research strengths of ANU and pursue a career in research.
If you are interested in big questions, like how the universe works or how elementary particles interact with each other to form nuclei and stars, then you will enjoy learning about quantum field theory. With applications such as particle physics and condensed matter, quantum field theory is arguably the most far-reaching attempt to combine special relativity and quantum physics in a unique framework.
Drawing on world leading expertise from the ANU Research School of Physics, this program will provide you with the techniques and skills necessary for a bright future in research or related careers in education, science and industry.
- demonstrate high level knowledge in theoretical physics and its methods;
- apply their knowledge in theoretical physics to new problems;
- interpret, synthesize and critically analyse published literature of relevance to theoretical physics;
- demonstrate theoretical and/or practical skills relevant to techniques and research methodology in theoretical physics;
- critically analyse data within applications of theoretical physics to reach independent conclusions;
- independently perform theoretical work, interpret and analyse results, write reports and collate data into a thesis;
- demonstrate a critical understanding of science in society;
- clearly communicate theory and results in both written and oral formats.
- Quantum Field Theory
- General Relativity
- Applied Mathematical Methods in Physics
- Nonlinear Dynamics in Physics
- Physics for Future Leaders
- Science Communication and the Web
- Science in the Media
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesPhysics Mathematics Natural Sciences View 53 other Masters in Natural Sciences in Australia
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
CRICOS CODE: 0101482
Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent
- with a minimum GPA of at least 5.5/7.0
- with at least 8 courses in a cognate discipline, which must also have a minimum GPA of 5.5/7.0.
The GPA requirement for this program must be met by both the program as a whole, as well as by the 8 courses in a cognate discipline. Where more than 8 cognate courses have been completed by the applicant, ANU will take the best 8 courses when assessing the cognate GPA.
- Physics, Engineering, Mathematics
International47940 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 47940 AUD per year during 24 months.
National33520 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33520 AUD per year during 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.