The Higgs Centre set up two new MSc programmes in Theoretical Physics and Mathematical Physics in 2013. 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 existing graduate-level courses, these 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. We have added many new courses to the programme since 2013, and 25-45 students now join the programme each year.
The MSc programmes are a core part of the Higgs Centre's activities. Students on the MSc programmes are taught by members of the Higgs Centre and over the summer they carry out a research project and write it up in the form of a dissertation.
I'm very pleased to support the two new MSc programmes in theoretical and mathematical physics. This initiative will 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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