Taught course

Particle Physics

University of Sussex · Physics and Astronomy

Entry 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.

Months of entry


Course content

This course – delivered by our expert faculty – gives you a sound footing for further studies in this field.

Our research lies at the forefront of fundamental physics, and this MSc allows you to explore modern experimental and theoretical particle physics. You can choose to take an experimental or theoretical focus, through subjects such as:

  • the theoretical understanding of space, time and matter
  • analysing the results of world-leading particle physics experiments
  • data-intensive science and machine learning.

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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