Entry requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Physics or a closely related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Work at the forefront of research in theoretical physics and answer some of the deepest questions about the nature of the world around us. This MSc gives you a complete specialist overview of key topics and is taught by some of the UK’s leading string theorists from Queen Mary’s Centre for Research in String Theory.

This programme will give you a comprehensive understanding of the field, covering topics such as supersymmetric field theories, string theory and quantum field theory, while also keeping you up-to-date with the very latest developments in research.

You’ll also gain expertise in advanced mathematical techniques and their applications in theoretical physics.

You’ll complete a specialist independent research project, enabling you to develop a sophisticated understanding of research methodology, and how to manage your own research, making use of journal articles and other primary sources.

You’ll also join a thriving, friendly research community, with a busy schedule of research seminars, colloquia, meetings and workshops (as well as regular social events), so you can make the most of the specialist research skills you’ll develop on this course.

We pride ourselves on our collaborations and networks are a member of SEPnet, which among other advantages, gives you access to GRADnet, the largest physics postgraduate school in England.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Administrative Officer
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