Programme structure

The programme includes specialised training by way of taught courses followed by an independent research project.

Taught courses

The taught element of the programme includes two compulsory courses and a minimum of three specialist courses which will bring you to an advanced level in the required subject material.  You also have the opportunity to select courses from a range of options depending on your interests and career ambitions. 

You will take 2 compulsory skills courses:

  • Research Skills in Physics
  • Programme, Data Analysis & Machine Learning

You must then choose at least 3 specialist courses from the following list:

 You also have a wide choice of optional courses to select from, including:

Research project

Following the taught component of the programme, you will undertake a three-month research project leading to a dissertation.  You will be based within one of the projects of the Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics as part of an international collaboration, and may have the opportunity to visit a leading research laboratory.  We also have strong links with industry and offer students the opportunity to undertake their dissertation project with a local company.