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Theoretical Physics MSc

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Martingale Scholarship open for applications until 28 November 2022. Full scholarship for master's and PhD, or integrated PhD in mathematics, including living expenses and research expenses. Find out more and apply here: https://martingale.foundation/universities/kings Our Theoretical Physics MSc is an intensive, research-led course in which you will examine foundational topics in theoretical and mathematical physics such as general relativity and quantum field theory, before exploring advanced topics such as string theory, supersymmetry and the AdS/CFT correspondence. You will be exposed to a wide range of research techniques and have the opportunity to conduct and write up your own project.

Key benefits

  • Top 10 in the UK for Mathematics (QS World Rankings by subject 2022)
  • Opportunity to study theoretical and mathematical physics such as general relativity and quantum field theory, and advanced topics such as gauge theories, renormalization, black holes, strings, branes and supersymmetry.
  • Research-led course taught by staff who are internationally recognised leaders in their field.
  • Summer project on a modern research topic that is a natural steppingstone to PhD research.
  • Excellent tutorial support, extensive course- specific interactive teaching and regular classroom discussions.

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Employability

Many of our graduates go on to start PhD studies in theoretical physics at various universities in the United Kingdom and abroad including Imperial, UCL, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cologne and Mons.

Students also like to stay at King's for their PhD, and we normally offer a fully funded positions to between 1-3 students per year.

Our course also gives you many transferable mathematical and computational skills to work successfully in industry. Our graduates have gone on to work at top global organisations including Algerian Space Agency, FRM Capital Advisors, Barclays, Lloyds, social media and cyber security companies. Another popular career route is teaching STEM in schools. 

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • PhDs at various prestigious universities including King's and Imperial
  • Actuarial Analyst, AXA
  • Data Scientist, Zeta Biopharma
  • Analyst, Barclays
  • Cyber Technology Specialist, Darktrace
  • Quantitative Analyst, Sporty Group
  • Science Teacher
  • Software Tester, Zuri Home Care Solutions
  • Data Analyst, ClearScore

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Employability

Many of our graduates go on to start PhD studies in theoretical physics at various universities in the United Kingdom and abroad including Imperial, UCL, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cologne and Mons.

Students also like to stay at King's for their PhD, and we normally offer a fully funded positions to between 1-3 students per year.

Our course also gives you many transferable mathematical and computational skills to work successfully in industry. Our graduates have gone on to work at top global organisations including Algerian Space Agency, FRM Capital Advisors, Barclays, Lloyds, social media and cyber security companies. Another popular career route is teaching STEM in schools. 

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • PhDs at various prestigious universities including King's and Imperial
  • Actuarial Analyst, AXA
  • Data Scientist, Zeta Biopharma
  • Analyst, Barclays
  • Cyber Technology Specialist, Darktrace
  • Quantitative Analyst, Sporty Group
  • Science Teacher
  • Software Tester, Zuri Home Care Solutions
  • Data Analyst, ClearScore

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