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Particle Physics with Research Year Abroad (MPhys)

Master of Physics
Typical offer
AAA-AABView full entry requirements
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

This specialist course 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.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 243 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.

Transfer between courses

You can apply to transfer to this course from our MPhys Physics and MPhys Physics with Mathematics degrees at the end of year 2.