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  1. Mar 3, 2009 #1
    I'm looking for graduate courses with focus on non-string theoretical physics beyond the standard model (or at least, courses preparing for research in that field). I'm also open to string content, but I find other approaches more intriguing.

    Recently I came across Imperial College's MSc course "Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces", which I find highly appealing.

    So my question is, do you know of any comparable courses that could also be taken into consideration? Even better, you may possibly have some experiences to share?

    In advance, thank you very much for your answers!
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  3. Mar 3, 2009 #2


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    This is the course I would recommend. Alternatively, Part III at Cambridge gives good preparation, although it isn't an official MSc course (if that matters to you).
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  5. Mar 5, 2009 #4
    Thank you. Together with another one in Munich, these are some interesting options. Can you tell me anything about how hard these courses are to get into? Cambridge and Imperial College are big names.

    (Edit: It wouldn't matter much, if the course was not an official MSc, as I think I can finish my degree back home in that case. I'm considering one year of abroad study ideally.)
  6. Mar 5, 2009 #5


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    The Imperial MSc isn't that hard to get into, you just have to have a 2:1 degree or better, ideally a first. You don't need to have gone to an excellent university or have stellar references, they are just going to look at your results. In my year there were some people with a 2:2.
  7. Mar 5, 2009 #6
    How do people fund the Imperial MSc, has the deadline for Fall '09 passed to apply for here?
  8. Mar 5, 2009 #7
    I also wonder how these courses lead to a full degree within 12 months. Are these just more intensive? Most MSc courses I know of lead to degree after two years of study.
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    Full time MSc courses in the UK are one year long.
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