Taught course

Particles, Strings and Cosmology

Durham University · Department of Mathematical Sciences

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours in either Physics or Mathematics.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a one year advanced taught course. The aim of this course is to bring students in 12 months to the frontier of elementary particle theory. This course is intended for students who have already obtained a good first degree in either physics or mathematics, including in the latter case courses in quantum mechanics and relativity.

The course consists of three modules: the first two are the Michaelmas and Epiphany graduate lecture courses, which are assessed by examinations in January and March. The third module is a dissertation on a topic of current research, prepared under the guidance of a supervisor with expertise in the area. We offer a wide variety of possible dissertation topics. The dissertation must be submitted by September 15th, the end of the twelve month course period.

Information for international students

Please check the English language requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
EU £7,245 Non EU £17,325

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Department of Mathematical Sciences
(0)191 334 3082