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Master Theoretical Physics

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  • Objectives
    To provide a coherent and comprehensive introduction to the main building blocks of modern theoretical physics, preparing students for active research at the forefront of this discipline.
  • Entry requirements
    people with a 2:1 or first class degree or equivalent, with mathematics or physics as a main field of study. 2:2 first degree acceptable in exceptional circumstances.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Theoretical Physics
  • Course description
    Programme description

    - An intensive programme covers basic topics such as general relativity and quantum field theory and leads to advanced topics eg string theory and supersymmetry.
    - Intimate class environment with small class sizes (typically fewer than 20 students per module) allows good student-lecturer interactions.
    - A full 12 month course with a three month supervised summer project to give a real introduction to research.

    The master’s is organised on a module system together with an individual project. You will take eight taught modules of which at least five will be from the list: Mechanics, Relativity & Quantum Theory; Quantum Field Theory; Lie Groups & Lie Algebras; Manifolds; Advanced General Relativity; Supersymmetry; Point Particles & String Theory.

    The remaining modules can be drawn from the wide range of theoretical physics or pure mathematics MSc courses available in London, the Financial Mathematics MSc in King’s and at most one course from the undergraduate programme at King’s. The project is undertaken over the summer in an area of current research.

    Programme format and assessment
    At least eight taught modules assessed by written examinations and one individual project of approximately 10,000 words

    Duration
    One year FT, two years PT, September to September.

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