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Queen Mary University of London

London , England ,United Kingdom

Theoretical Physics with Year Abroad MSci (Hons)

Theoretical physics uses mathematics and its applications to figure out how nature works: rationalising, explaining and predicting natural phenomena.

Choose this programme to specialise in the theoretical and mathematical aspects of physics, with less emphasis on experimental work. You’ll take core modules leading to a knowledge of advanced mathematics, quantum theory and special and general relativity, essential for describing the physics of particles and gravity.

Taking your studies further, you’ll choose from optional modules dealing with intriguing phenomena ranging from elementary particles to models of the universe as a whole. You’ll also have access to modules reflecting the School’s full range of expertise across physics and astronomy.

The advanced numerical, problem solving and research skills you'll develop are highly valued across academia, industrial research and the corporate sector.

Your programme includes modules taught by staff from the School’s prestigious Centre for Research in String Theory, one of the foremost research groups in string theory in the world.

In your final year, you’ll undertake an independent research project, supervised by one of the School’s theoretical physicists.

Campus Information

Mile End Campus

It contains the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science and Engineering, the Queens' Building, the main college library, the student union, Draper's bar and club, several restaurants, a number of halls of residences and a gym. The educational and research sites of the Arts Research Centre, Computer Science, the large Engineering building, G.E. Fogg Building, Francis Bancroft Building, G. O. Jones Building, Joseph Priestley Building, Lock-keeper's Graduate Centre, and the Mathematical Science Building, are all located within the Mile End campus


  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

More Information Required 
30 Days
Possible Interview Call from Institution
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer 
40 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Many graduates continue their studies with a PhD or MSc, often as a precursor to a career in research. The flexibility of the programme prepares you for careers even in specialist areas of physics – just pick modules in line with your preferred specialism.

Skills developed through studying physics – such as numeracy, data analysis, coding and problem solving – are also highly transferable into other sectors, including energy, business, marketing, engineering, technology, IT and finance.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 Years PSW is applicable after the course completing (Bachelors level or above).


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 34 points overall, including 6,6,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include a minimum of 6 in both Higher Level Mathematics, and Higher Level Physics.


  • Students who have successfully completed Standard XII examinations will be considered for entry onto our undergraduate degrees across the full disciplinary spectrum.
  • As a minimum requirement, students who have taken Central Board/State Board examinations and achieved in the range of 75% to 85% will be considered for first year entry.

Students who have achieved in the range of 60% to 80% (Central board/State Boards) may be considered for entry onto the Foundation Programme.


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