Quantum Fields, Strings and Gravity (M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip.)

1 year full-time
20 Places


The M.Sc. in Quantum Fields, Strings and Gravity offers  advanced education in modern High Energy Theory and Mathematical Physics. The topics include String Theory, Conformal Field Theory, General Theory of Relativity & Cosmology, Quantum Field Theory and Lattice Gauge Theory. The students will have an opportunity to discuss cutting edge research and perform their own M.Sc. dissertation work under the supervision of the School of Mathematics staff, who are world class experts in the field. The aim of the program is to give undergraduate students an excellent opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills up to a level required for doctoral level research. The course provides a significant degree of flexibility in regards to the preferred research direction – both formal and lattice high energy theory modules and dissertation projects are provided. The course also allows for a variety of educational backgrounds and offers two-tiered packages of modules (fundamental and advanced) which are tailored to the level of incoming students.

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates of the course are expected to continue their education at the top PhD programs in Theoretical Physics in the world. MSc students will be strong applicants for IRC postgraduate funding for PhDs within the school of mathematics. This course will provide the background necessary to carry out research in a wide range of areas in mathematical and theoretical physics. 

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Course Details

Number of Places

20 Places

Next Intake

September 2023

Course Coordinator

Prof. Sergey Frolov

Course Director

Prof. Andrei Parnachev

Closing Date

31 July 2023

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Admission Requirements

Applicants are expected to have a first Bachelor degree in Theoretical Physics or Mathematics or Physics with a strong Theoretical Physics component. All applicants must provide a personal statement detailing their interests and clearly indicate whether they wish to follow formal or lattice pathway on their application. The applicants should also provide their up to date transcripts and arrange for two recommendation letters. A possible skype interview may be required.

Applicants are expected to have a Bachelors with a 2.1 or a equivalent. 

Course Fees

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