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Particle Physics with Research Year Abroad (MPhys)

Master of Physics
4 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

This MPhys Particle Physics degree offers a unique opportunity to combine physics with a year studying abroad. You'll spend your fourth year with the international research team at CERN in Geneva and work on a project at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

We offer this flagship course to the best students on our MPhys Physics and MPhys Physics with Mathematics degrees.

Experiments at the LHC led to the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the Higgs boson.

Experience at CERN will be recognised by research institutions worldwide, opening up a wide range of career and PhD possibilities.

While at CERN, you’ll work on one of the following experiments:

  • LHCb, which is investigating differences between matter and antimatter

  • ATLAS or CMS, both of which are broad research programmes looking for new particles

We’re the only UK university to offer a physics degree with an integrated 1-year placement at CERN.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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