MSc(Res) Particle Physics

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science

Join us in unravelling some of the greatest mysteries in modern physics.



About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

You will learn from researchers who were part of the discoveries 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.

Physics postgraduate in lab

Core modules

  • Dark Matter and the Universe
  • Further Quantum Mechanics
  • The Development of Particle Physics
  • Advanced Electromagnetism
  • Research Skills in Physics
  • Research Project in Physics

Examples of optional modules

Choose from a range including:

  • Introduction to General Relativity
  • Particle Astrophysics
  • Advanced Particle Physics
  • Physics in an Enterprise Culture
  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics
  • Semiconductor Physics and Technology
  • Statistical Physics

Teaching and assessment

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.

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

A first class undergraduate degree in physics or a related subject.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Apply now

Apply now

You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:


E: physics-mres@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)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.