The Theoretical Physics MSc is an intensive, research-led course in which you will examine basic topics in theoretical and mathematical physics such as general relativity and quantum field theory, before exploring advanced topics such as string theory, supersymmetry and integrable quantum field theory. You will be exposed to a wide range of research techniques and have the opportunity to conduct and write up your own project.
- Located in the heart of London, giving unparalleled access to research facilities.
- You will be studying innovative modules covering modern theories of physics.
- Research-led course taught by staff who are recognised leaders in their field.
- Opportunity to study theoretical and mathematical physics such as general relativity and quantum field theory, and advanced topics such as string theory, supersymmetry and integral quantum field theories.
- Excellent tutorial support, extensive course- specific interactive teaching and regular classroom discussions.
Who should take this course
Bachelors degree with 2:1 honours in Maths. Alternatively, a 2:1 in a degree subject related to Maths will be considered on a case by case basis.
The Theoretical Physics MSc is a demanding research-informed course that gives you a coherent, comprehensive introduction to the building blocks of modern theoretical physics and the opportunity to explore more advanced topics.
The Theoretical Physics MSc offers you the choice to study either full or part-time and is made up of optional and required modules. You must take modules totalling 180 credits to complete the course, including 60 credits that will come from a research project and dissertation.
If you are studying full-time, you will complete the course in one year, from September to September.
If you are studying part-time, your course will take two years to complete, you will study from the required optional module list in the first year, and a further selection of required and optional modules, including the research module, in your second year.
You will study modules covering Lie groups and Lie algebras, manifolds, advanced quantum mechanics and field theory, and there are opportunities to explore an extensive range of innovative optional modules, allowing you to develop a study pathway that reflects your interests.
- Full time overseas fees:
About Course Provider
King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.
King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.
Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.
King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.
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