Department of Physics and Astronomy,
Faculty of Science
You will learn from researchers who were involved in the discovery of the Higgs boson, the third neutrino mixing angle, and gravitational waves.
You’ll be able to take part in front-line experiments at the LHC, in neutrino physics, in the search for dark matter, and in gravitational waves. You will develop the skills to make new discoveries at the frontiers of physics.
- Dark Matter and the Universe
- Further Quantum Mechanics
- The Development of Particle Physics
- Advanced Electromagnetism
- Research Skills in Physics
- Research Project in Physics
Indicative optional modules include:
- Introduction to General Relativity
- Particle Astrophysics
- Advanced Particle Physics
- Physics in an Enterprise Culture
- Advanced Quantum Mechanics
- Semiconductor Physics and Technology
- Statistical Physics
One-year individual programme of research.
Taught material is complemented by a 12-month research project in one of our world-leading research groups.
Depending on the subject of your project, it may be possible for you to complete your research at a laboratory outside the University of Sheffield – for example, at CERN.
1 year full-time
A first-class undergraduate degree in physics or a related subject.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 3789
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.