MSc Programmes in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

The Higgs Centre has set up two MSc programmes in Theoretical Physics and Mathematical Physics. The main objective of these programmes is to introduce advanced ideas and techniques that are applicable in a wide range of research areas, emphasising the underlying physics concepts. Building upon our integrated Masters (MPhys) programmes and our existing graduate-level courses, the new MSc programmes have been designed to give students a solid foundation in theoretical and mathematical physics as a preparation for research in academia or industry.

MSc in Mathematical Physics and Theoretical Physics on the School of Physics and Astronomy website 

The MSc programmes are a core part of the Higgs Centre. Students on the MSc programmes are taught by members of the Higgs Centre, and over the summer they do a research project and write a Dissertation. The project may be a traditional academic research project, or, in an exciting new development, they may carry out their MSc project with a local company affiliated to the Higgs Centre.

MSc students take part in the Centre's activities, including regular seminars, colloquia and workshops involving physicists from around the world.

"I'm very pleased to support the two new MSc programmes in theoretical and mathematical physics. This initiative will greatly help the University of Edinburgh to play a major role in training the next generation of theoretical physicists."

Professor Peter Higgs
Nobel Laureate and Emeritus Professor at the University of Edinburgh


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Lecture Series

Lecture and seminars: perspectives on SUSY breaking

Tsutomu Yanagida (Kavli IPMU)
05.06.2017 to 14.06.2017