Particle Physics, M.Sc.

Particle Physics, M.Sc.

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  • 24 months
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This course – delivered by our expert faculty – gives you a sound footing for further studies in this field. You can take the MSc in an experimental or theoretical mode. The Particle Physics programme  is offered at University of Sussex.


Why choose this course?
  • Ranked in the top 15 in the UK for Physics (The Guardian University Guide 2018).
  • The Department is a founder member of SEPnet, the South East Physics Network of physics departments, which supports vital research, teaching and development in the South East.
  • Our research lies at the forefront of fundamental physics – from quantum information processing, through top-rated particle physics experiments to the theoretical understanding of space, time and matter.


Our graduates go on to doctoral study (theoretical or experimental), or take up employment in a range of industries in fields such as:

  • business/data analysis
  • computer programming
  • software development
  • teaching
  • research and teaching technical support.

Graduate destinations

89% of students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy were in work or further study six months after graduating. Recent graduates have gone on to roles including:

  • KCP associate, University of Leeds and Landmark Information Group
  • postdoctoral researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • teacher, Our Lady of Sion School.
The Particle Physics programme  is offered at University of Sussex.

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Further Quantum Mechanics

  • Quantum Field Theory 1


  • Advanced Particle Physics

  • Beyond the Standard Model

  • Data Analysis Techniques

  • Early Universe

  • General Relativity

  • Introduction to Cosmology

  • Monte Carlo Simulations

  • Nuclear and Particle Physics

  • Object Oriented Programming

  • Particle Physics

  • Particle Physics Detector Technology

  • Programming in C++

  • Quantum Field Theory 2

  • Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

  • Symmetry in Particle Physics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

  • You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.
  • Your qualification should be in a physics- or mathematics-based subject including a strong background in modern physics subject such as quantum mechanics and electrodynamics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.
  • English language requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    19200 GBP/year
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    Based on the original amount of 19200 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Brighton

  • 815 - 1390 GBP/month
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