Good day, forum. Last year I finished my bachelor in physics, and due to a mess-up on my behalf, I could not begin on my masters degree at once. This has given me a one-year pause which I spend working, and most importantly, thinking about what I wish to do from now on. I've come to realize that I need to get my master's degree in a different university than where I did my bachelor. The reason is that the physics department is pretty rudimentary and lack equipment to do any sort of proper experimental physics. Now, I need to figure out where I'd like to go! Location is not a problem, could be in Katmandu for all I care. I wish I had the grades and money to pick freely among the top players like MIT, Cambridge, Oxford, etc., but sadly that's not the case. My grades are a little above average, a B minus in a scale from A (Perfect) to F (Fail). I do not have unlimited funds either, and am limited to 18k GBP (28.5k USD) per year, and this must cover both living expenses and school fees. I would like to do something related to particle or nuclear physics, as this is a subject I find fascinating. Preferably experimental, as I have come to realize I prefer the hands-on approach to pure theory. I'd like to hear if anyone here have any recommendations, as I'm getting lost in a sea of choices TL;DR: Which university to choose? Not perfect grades, limited budget, physics graduate. Can be anywhere in the world, should have equipment and resources for experimental work. Thanks for any help you can give.