Physics & Astronomy Masters Programmes at the University of Edinburgh. Scholarships available, apply now

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The School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh offers reputable Masters’ programmes in Particle and Nuclear Physics, Theoretical Physics and Mathematical Physics and our new programme in Astrobiology and Planetary Sciences.  You will be taught by renowned academic staff with links to major research facilities across the world, including CERN, TRIUMF and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. We are ranked 2nd in UK and 12th in the Shanghai classification of academic subjects 2021.

The taught element of our programmes includes compulsory courses which will bring you to an advanced level in the required subject area. You will also have the opportunity to select courses from a range of options depending on your interests and career ambitions. Following the taught component of the programme, you will undertake a three-month research project leading to a dissertation.

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MSc in Particle and Nuclear Physics

MSc Theoretical Physics and MSc Mathematical Physics

MSc Astrobiology and Planetary Sciences

We attract students from all over the world and from varied educational backgrounds. We sustain and promote an inclusive environment and organise various events to strengthen School’s community. We care about the health and wellbeing of our students and offer a number of services to ensure you are fully supported with your academic and personal needs.

Edinburgh has been voted 3rd safest city in the world (YouGov poll) and is regularly voted one of the most desirable places to live in the world. The capital of Scotland is large enough to offer something for everyone but small enough to feel like home. The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh is located on the beautiful King’s Buildings campus.

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Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International applicants.

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