Information for current students
Information for Current Students
- Programme Specification QFFF
- MSc Introductory Lecture 2018
- MSc Handbook 2018-19 gives details on the structure of the MSc and includes a brief summary of each available lecture course
- MSc QFFF Handbook 2019-20, MSc QFFF Handbook 2019-20 appendix: gives details on the structure of the MSc and includes a brief summary of each available lecture course
- Student survey results
- List of Advisors
- Timetables (2019-20): MSc QFFF Term1 2019-20
- Timetables (2018-19) 2018-19 Term 1/ 2018-19 Term 2/MSc Exam Schedule 2019/ Special Topics Summer 2019/Special Topics Abstracts 2019
- RapidFeedback 2018-19
- Lecture room locations: 2,3 - Blackett Building (6) and H503 - Huxley Building (13)
- QFFF MSc Dissertations from previous years up to and including 2018
Unification and QFT are also offered to undergraduates. The material for Unification is kept on Blackboard, the Virtual Learning Environment used for undergraduate courses, and this is not accessible without an Imperial College login.
- Advanced Quantum Field Theory
- Black Holes
- Relativity and Cosmology
- The Standard Model and Beyond
- Differential Geometry
- String Theory
Available undergraduate courses
No more than two undergraduate courses can be offered towards the MSc. The material for these courses is usually kept on Blackboard, the Virtual Learning Environment used for undergraduate courses, and this is not accessible without an Imperial College login.
Two weeks of short specialist courses on topics of current interest given at the start of June by staff, researchers and visitors to the group. Not examinable but may provide ideas for the MSc dissertation.
Students are assessed by examinations and a project dissertation. The examinations are on the compulsory courses and on four optional courses, which may include up to two of the undergraduate options. The written examinations on all the courses are held in May and June. The exams on the compulsory course are held first, usually in the first week of the summer term. The other MSc exams are usually held a few weeks later. Over the summer, students write a dissertation, to be submitted by the third Friday in September. This is often just a review of an area not covered in depth, or perhaps not at all, in the course. In some cases, usually depending on the subject, it may involve some original research. The topics are chosen by the students in consultation with their supervisors and other staff. MSc students are also encouraged to attend the regular weekly seminars at which visiting speakers present recent research results, as well as internal seminars by research students. These are supplemented by an inter-Collegiate programme of seminars on string theory and related subjects.
The QFFF MSc Dissertations from 2018 onwards are now available online. These may give some useful pointers, both in terms of the style and organisation of a dissertations and in terms of topics. On both counts you will see a wide variety of approaches.