Gravity, Particles and Fields (MSc)

University of Nottingham the United Kingdom

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About Gravity, Particles and Fields at University of Nottingham

Course overview:
The course provides an introduction to the physical principles and mathematical techniques of current research in general relativity, quantum gravity, particle physics, quantum field theory, quantum information theory, cosmology and the early universe.

The programme of study includes a taught component of closely-related modules in this popular area of mathematical physics. The course also includes a substantial project that will allow students to develop their interest and expertise in a specific topic at the frontier of current research, and develop their skills in writing a full scientific report.

The course will provide training in advanced methods in mathematics and physics which have applications in a wide variety of scientific careers and provide students with enhanced employability compared with undergraduate Bachelors degrees. In particular, it will provide training appropriate for students preparing to study for a PhD in the research areas listed above. For those currently in employment, the course will provide a route back to academic study.

Key facts:

    • The course is taught jointly by the School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Physics and Astronomy.


    • Dissertation topics are chosen from among active research themes of the Particle Theory group, the Quantum Gravity Group and the Quantum Information group. In addition to lectures there are several related series of research-level seminars to which masters students are welcome.


    • The University of Nottingham is ranked in the top 1%t of all universities worldwide.


Advanced Gravity

Black Holes

Differential Geometry


Gravity, Particles and Fields Dissertation

Quantum Information Science

Modern Cosmology

Quantum Field Theory


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Entry requirements

IELTS: 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any element)

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