Imperial College London

Course Introduction

The course covers aspects of fundamental physics, from quantum field theory and string theory to cosmology and quantum gravity; it intends to bridge the gap between an undergraduate course in physics or mathematics and the research frontier in fundamental theoretical physics.

Course Modules

Modules include: particle symmetries; quantum electrodynamics; unification; individual research project. Optional modules: advanced general relativity; advanced quantum field theory; cosmology; differential geometry; quantum information; string theory; supersymmetry.

Course Additional Entry

A 1st Class (1st) Honours degree in physics or mathematics. Degrees in other fields will be considered if they are supplemented with an MSc or Postgraduate Diploma in physics. All applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O'level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £24,500  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,200  Whole course. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £12,250  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,600  Academic year. First year home fees