Taught course

Mathematical Physics

University of Edinburgh · School of Physics and Astronomy

Entry requirements

The entry requirements are a UK 2:1 honours degree in Physics or Mathematics (assuming it has sufficient theoretical-physics content), or its international equivalent. If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English. IELTS Academic module: 6.5 (with score no lower than 6.0 in each section) TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (with no score lower than 20 in each section) PTE: 61 (with no score lower than 56 in each section) CPE: Grade C; CAE: Grade B

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Mathematical Physics is designed to prepare students for a research career in academia or industry by introducing advanced ideas and techniques that are applicable in a wide range of research areas, while emphasising the underlying physics concepts.

The MSc in Mathematical Physics programme is a core part of the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics.

Students will be involved in research-level projects as part of their dissertation over the summer. MSc students will take part in the Centre's activities, including weekly seminars, colloquia and workshops involving physicists from around the world.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

MSc Administrator
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