Postgraduate Open Day

The University of Edinburgh’s next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Friday 22 November.

If you are interested in applying for a postgraduate programme at the School of Physics & Astronomy, this is a good opportunity to:

  • Meet academic staff
  • Tour the University campus and School facilities
  • Find out about scholarships and funding
  • Discuss career opportunities
  • Meet current students.

Further details on the Open Day, including the School's programme, are available on the University’s Postgraduate Open Day webpage.

MSc in High Performance Computing (HPC)

The MSc in HPC is a one-year postgraduate Masters programme taught by EPCC at the University of Edinburgh.

HPC is the use of powerful processors, networks and parallel supercomputers to tackle problems that are very compute or data-intensive. The same HPC techniques can be used to program the world’s largest supercomputer containing hundreds of thousands of processors, or to exploit the full potential of a multi-core laptop.

This well-established MSc provides an excellent grounding in HPC technologies and their practical application. It will appeal if you have a keen interest in programming and would like to learn about HPC and parallel programming.

MSc in Theoretical Physics & MSc in Mathematical Physics

The MSc programmes in Theoretical Physics and Mathematical Physics introduce advanced ideas in theoretical physics and apply them to solving real-world problems.

These two one-year Masters programmes are a core part of the Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics: students are taught by members of the Higgs Centre, and may choose to join research projects as part of their dissertation, or undertake research in a company affiliated to the Higgs Centre.


Advance booking is strongly recommended. Please reserve your place by completing the online booking form available on the University’s Postgraduate Open Day webpage.