The programme MSc in Mathematical Physics is one of two taught postgraduate programmes delivered by the School of Mathematical Sciences. It offers a well-structured programme that develops a deep level of knowledge of topics in mathematical physics underpinned by a solid mathematical foundation. It is suitable for applicants with a strong mathematical background who wish to develop their knowledge and appreciation of advanced mathematical topics as a preparation for research or to enter highly technical, research-focussed roles in business or industry. Graduates will acquire the analytical skills to perform advanced professional and technical roles.
The programme can be undertaken either full time over 3 semesters (approximately 18 months) or part time over 6 semesters (3 years) and is structured to suit both full-time students and those that are combining study with a career or family life. The programme encourages students to engage in autonomous, self-directed learning whilst providing a supportive environment where lecturers and stage coordinators facilitate and mentor learning.
The programme is aligned with the research strengths of the School and is informed by knowledge at the forefront of the discipline. The programme incorporates recent developments in research and facilitates the investigation of research topics of current interest. In addition, there is an emphasis on developing students' ability to analyse and solve problems in a rigorous mathematical framework. Successful applicants will require a primary degree at second-class or higher classification with a very strong mathematical content.
Prospective applicants may, in addition, wish to consider and apply for MSc Applied Mathematics in the School of Mathematical Sciences.
The option of studying elements of the programme via distance learning or undertaking individual modules as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules may be available. Interested applicants should contact the programme coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.