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    • This page contains information about University of London Logothe Physics Intercollegiate Programme, run between QMUL, RHUL, UCL and KCL.

      Intercollegiate teaching gives you, the student, a wide range of courses to choose from which can provide you with a very varied or specialised set of modules to suit your degree programme.

      Please see the tabs below for more information.
      • Teaching Term Dates 2020/21

      • Registration Procedures

      • Intercollegiate Handbook & Module Details

        Please refer to the MSci Module Handbook for a full list of modules, course content, assessment weightings, recommended reading etc.

      • Module Selection Rules

        Pre-requisites/Co-requisites

        • Students that wish to take any of the QM-based Theoretical Physics modules in the 4th year (SPA7018U, SPA7027U, SPA7001U, SPA7024U, SPA7029U & SPA7031U) must have taken Mathematical Techniques 3, Physical Dynamics, Quantum Mechanics B and Quantum Mechanics and Symmetry (QMUL - MSci students) or equivalent.
        • Relativistic Waves and Quantum Fields is a co-requisite for all of the QM-based Theoretical Physics modules (QMUL - MSci and MSc)
        • Spacetime and Gravity and Mathematical Techniques 4 (or equivalent) are also pre-requisites of Differential Geometry in Theoretical Physics (QMUL -MSci)
        • Physical Cosmology or equivalent is a pre-requisite for Advanced Cosmology (QMUL - MSci students)
        • Students that wish to take Functional Methods in Quantum Field Theory, should take Relativistic Waves/Quantum Fields as a co-requisite, unless you have already seen the relativistic 4-vector notation (and the Klein-Gordon equation in particular) in other modules.


        In the interest of balance and/or for syllabus reasons:

        • Students should not take Advanced Quantum Theory (UCL) if they have taken Quantum Mechanics and Symmetry (QMUL - MSci students)
        • Students should not take Math. Methods for Theoretical Physics if they have taken Mathematical Techniques 4 (QMUL - MSci students)
        • QMUL students should take no more than three KCL maths courses


        • All students should take no more than one of the following:

        1. 4541 Supersymmetry (KCL)
        2. 4545 Supersymmetric Methods in Theoretical Physics (QMUL)

        • All students should take no more than two of the following:

        1. 4431 Molecular Physics (UCL)
        2. 4473 Theoretical Treatments of Nano-systems (KCL)
        3. 4476 Electronic Structure Methods (QMUL - suspended during 2020/21)

        • All students should take no more than one of the following:

        1. 4319 Galaxy Dynamics, Formation and Evolution (UCL)
        2. 4660 The Galaxy (QMUL)

        For recommended courses based on your pathway, please see the MSci Handbook


        • Timetable and Class Locations

        • University Locations

        • Administrative Contacts

        • Exams, Results & Resit Information

        • QMUL QMplus Links

        • Attendance & Absences

        • MSci Intercollegiate Programme Evaluation

        • FAQ's