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Particle physics is about to embark on a new era with the start of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva. This MSc covers the theory of the Standard Model, current experiments and their most significant results, future prospects, measurement techniques, high-level computing, and an option in Quantum Field Theory. What and how will I learn? Students develop insights into the techniques used in current projects, and gain in-depth experience of project work as a member of a high energy physics research team. The programme provides key professional skills for industry or academia and the tools to respond to the challenges that arise from future developments. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of core and optional courses (90 credits) and a research project (90 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time eight months) is offered. Core Modules The Standard Model and Beyond ? Part I The Standard Model and Beyond ? Part II Current HEP Projects Dissertationreport All MSc students undertake an independent research project based in the High Energy Particle Physics research group, culminating in a dissertation and oral presentation. Options EITHER: Experimental: Symmetries and Conservation Laws Experimental: Computing and Statistical Data Analysis OR: Theoretical: Quantum Field Theory Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukphysadmissionsmschep The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical, laboratory and computer-based classes. Student performance is assessed through coursework and written examination. The research project is assessed by literature survey, oral presentation and the dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy is among the top departments in the UK for graduate study. The department's participation in many international collaborations means we provide exceptional opportunities to work as part of an international team. Examples include work at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, and at the EISCAT radar instruments in Scandinavia for studying the Earth's upper atmosphere. For students whose interests tend towards the theoretical, there is access to national supercomputer facilities, such as the HECToR service. Depending on the research project, a field trip of up to one month to a major High Energy Physics Laboratory such as CERN will be possible. Your future career Physics opens up many avenues to employment through the skills acquired: these embrace problem solving, the training of a logical and numerate mind, computation skills, modelling and material analysis and the ability to think laterally. These combined with team work, vision and enthusiasm make physics graduates highly desirable members of all dynamic companies. Physics established careers embrace a broad-band of areas e.g. Information Technology, Engineering, Finance, Research and Development, Medicine, Nanotechnology and Photonics. It is no wonder that employers regard a physics degree as a flexible and highly desirable university training. Entry Requirements An upper second-class MSci or MPhys from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) is required. Applicants with an upper second-class BSc may be admitted to the 21-month programme undertaking a preparatory Postgraduate Diploma before transferring to the MSc. How to apply The deadline for applications is 31 May for international applicants and 15 August for applicants from the UK and other European Union countries. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? Entry to this programme requires the equivalent of a UK MSci degree. Alternatively, with a BSc the candidate can join an integrated programme, aligned with the Bologna Declaratio
Particle physics is about to embark on a new era with the start of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva. This MSc covers the theory of the Standard Model, current experiments and their most significant results, future prospects, measurement techniques, high-level computing, and an option in Quantum Field Theory. What and how will I learn? Students develop insights into the techniques used in current projects, and gain in-depth experience of project work as a member of a high energy ph...