Taught course

Particles, Strings and Cosmology

Durham University · Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Entry requirements

A 2.1 undergraduate degree in either Physics or Mathematics.

Months of entry


Course content

The 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 follows a programme of lectures. The lectures begin with a general survey of particle physics and introductory courses on quantum field theory and group theory. These lead on to more specialised topics, amongst others in string theory, cosmology, supersymmetry and more detailed aspects of the standard model.

Core modules:

• Elementary Particle Theory I

• Elementary Particle Theory II

• Dissertation.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,000.00 per year
International students
£22,000.00 per year

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Department of Mathematical Sciences