Hello, some help please I currently have taught MSc offers from: Edinburgh: theoretical physic MSc Durham: Particles, Strings and Cosmology MSc And from Australia: University of Melbourne: Master of Science – Physics (2 years) I find it hard to make a decision. I don’t have any research experience in my undergraduate years. I ‘m really interested in particle physics so I plan to do a PhD on it after my MSc. Could anyone help me?: -Edinburgh or Durham? They both have good particle theory groups and participate experiments at LHC. Any advice? -I prefer a one year program in the UK. The main reason I consider the 2-year program in Melbourne is because someone suggest a one year program won’t get me enough research experience to apply for a PhD in the UK but a 2-year program may be better. Is that really the case? -Is it really that difficult to apply for a PhD in those 1-year programs I mention above? What is essential in order to apply for it? Any information will be helpful, thanks!