The purpose of this programme is to provide a coherent and comprehensive introduction to the main building blocks of modern theoretical physics, preparing students for active research at the forefront of this discipline.
The master's is organised on a module system together with an individual project. You will take eight taught modules of which at least five will be from the list: Foundations of Mathematical Physics; Quantum Mechanics II; Quantum Field Theory; Lie Groups & Lie Algebras; Manifolds; Space-time Geometry & General Relativity; Advanced General Relativity; Supersymmetry; String Theory & Branes; Low-Dimensional Quantum Field Theory; Advanced Quantum Field Theory; Mathematical Methods for Theoretical Physics; Standard Model Physics and Beyond.
The remaining modules can be drawn from the wide range of theoretical
physics or pure mathematics MSc modules available in London, the Financial Mathematics MSc in King's and at most two modules from the undergraduate programme at King's. The project is undertaken over the summer in an area of current research.
Dr Benjamin Doyon
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Many of our very successful graduates go on to start PhD studies in theoretical physics at various universities in the United Kingdom and abroad, including with our group here at King's, for which the MSc is particularly well tailored. Our graduates also take up full-time employment in various industries that require good mathematical/computer knowledge or that look for intelligent and creative people. Recent employers of our graduates include the Algerian Space Agency, FRM Capital Advisors and Lloyds Banking Group.
Year of entry 2013