The programme includes specialised training by way of taught courses followed by an independent research project.
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
- Data Analysis & Machine Learning
You must then choose at least 3 specialist courses from the following list:
- Current topics in Particle Physics
- Detectors in Particle & Nuclear Physics
- Medical Physics
- Nuclear Astrophysics
- Nuclear Physics
- Particle Physics
You also have a wide choice of optional courses to select from, including:
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.