Your project can be on basically anything the department researches – I worked on the ATLAS collaboration at CERN
I first found out about the MSc(Res) course when I was looking for a masters that revolved more around particle physics.
There are several theoretical physics masters out there, but I wanted something more appropriate for frontier science. After looking at the course structure and the research that was conducted here, I knew Sheffield was my prime choice.
My favourite part of the course is without a doubt the research. Your project can be on basically anything the department researches, so I chose to do my work within the ATLAS collaboration at CERN.
The department has so many areas that contribute to the ATLAS research, from detector upgrades to extended Higgs Sectors and Supersymmetry (SUSY) searches.
MSc(Res) Particle Physics
As a huge fan of SUSY, I'm working with the 'Stop-0 Lepton' group, which is a type of SUSY search where we use data analysis techniques to examine the data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
I am a member of CERN, so even though I work in Sheffield, the data I use comes from CERN, and I have the option to go out there should time permit.
I followed this course straight into a PhD here at Sheffield, so everything I’ve learnt in my taught modules and research will be useful.
Ever since I arrived here, everyone has treated me so well, giving me even more reason to continue studying here.
Research Excellence Framework 2021
We have been rated 1st in the UK in terms of the quality of our research. In the latest REF, 100 per cent of research and impact from our department has been classed as world-leading or internationally excellent.
Postgraduate online open day
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