Taught course


University of Sussex · School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Entry requirements

You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should be in a physics-based subject (including mathematics and engineering degrees) with significant modern physics content including quantum mechanics, electrodynamics and nuclear physics. 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 is for you if you’re interested in atomic, molecular and optical physics, as well as experimental particle physics.

Our research lies at the forefront of fundamental physics, including:

  • quantum information processing
  • top-rated particle physics experiments
  • the theoretical understanding of space, time and matter.

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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