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Particle Physics MSc




What will I learn?

Examine the fundamental properties of the universe with our Particle Physics MSc and gain a profound understanding of the world around us. You’ll be working at the frontier of a subject that has seen some of the 21st century’s greatest scientific discoveries.

  • Broad choice of modules, including modules from other University of London institutions
  • Gain specialist research skills by taking part in research at major international laboratories, including CERN, DESY, – excellent preparation for a PhD
  • Eligible for membership of the Royal Astronomical Society and use of their facilities
  • Study in one of the UK’s top-rated Schools: we’re joint first in London for physics (REF 2014)
  • Be taught by our distinguished international experts and have regular contact with them throughout the programme


  • Leading research infrastructure at CERN and links with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories
  • Mission data from Queen Mary collaborations such as Cassini, CLUSTER and the VISTA telescope
  • Our Astronomical Observatory
  • Super-fast research networks and worldwide grid computing facilities, such as MidPlus and GridPP
  • Experimental facilities, such as clean rooms, workshops and laboratories

Career paths

This MSc is great preparation for a PhD in particle physics. You’ll be given a comprehensive training in research methods, substantial independent project work and access to the expertise and culture of the department.

The wide range of transferable skills you will gain are, however, equally useful in boosting your future prospects or in another career, where physics graduates excel.

Recent graduates of our MSc programmes have gone on to PhD studies and positions such as:

  • Business and data analyst
  • Consultant
  • Data scientist
  • Programming analyst.

Which department am I in?

School of Physics and Astronomy

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£25,150.00 (US$ 30,339) per year
This is a fixed fee

*View details on institution website

Application deadline

Expected September 2023

Start date

18 September 2023


Mile End

Mile End Road,

Tower Hamlets,


E1 4NS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a Bachelors Degree. IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

For international students

Students need to have a 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Physics or a closely related discipline. IELTS: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. TOEFL: 92 overall including 21 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Queen Mary University of London

Students of all backgrounds can enjoy an exceptional education, and all the culture that London has to offer, if they choose to study at Queen Mary.

  • A world-leading Russell Group university
  • An exceptionally diverse student body
  • Excellent facilities with lots of investment
  • Has produced eight Nobel Prize winners

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