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University of Nottingham: Gravity, Particles and Fields

Institution University of Nottingham
Department School of Mathematical Sciences
Telephone +44 (0) 115 951 5559
Study type Taught


This masters will prepare you for a variety of research-based careers in mathematical physics. Perhaps you are fascinated by how black holes behave. Or, maybe you are keen to take your understanding of gravitation and quantum theory to the next level. During this MSc you will focus on taught modules to develop your knowledge and understanding in these fascinating topics.

Core modules will cover topics such as black holes, modern cosmology and quantum field theory. Time will be spent studying advanced concepts in gravity - this is a particular research-strength here at Nottingham.

You'll also develop valuable transferable skills for your career including: - logical reasoning and analysis

  • communicating with clarity

  • presenting your work

Teaching is provided by expert researchers from both the Schools of Physics and Astronomy and Mathematical Sciences. You will learn through a combination of lectures, problem classes and your own independent study. No prior knowledge of general relativity is required.

A course highlight for many students involves conducting a research project in the area of gravity, particles and fields. This can be based on a theoretical investigation, a review of research literature or a mixture of both. You will be supported by our expert academic staff and our world-leading research groups throughout your project.

The project will help improve your employability and develop your transferable skills. If you are considering a research-based career, the dissertation provides valuable skills in analysis and the evaluation of mathematical theorems. On graduation, many graduates go on to study for a PhD. Others pursue careers in engineering, industry and technology.


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