Beyond the Standard Model (901F3)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module provides an introduction to the main ideas of physics beyond the standard model. It introduces Kaluza-Klein theories of extra space dimensions and their applications. It gives an overview on grand unified theories. It provides a thorough grounding in supersymmetry.


100%: Lecture


60%: Coursework (Problem set)
40%: Examination (Open examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 25 hours of contact time and about 125 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.