Target group 
Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences is responsible for the course.
Modules where the course belong to:
 PAP300 Advanced Studies in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences
Optional for:
 Study Track in Particle Physics and Cosmology
 TCM300 Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Computational Methods
The course is available to students from other degree programmes. 
Timing 
Can be taken after introduction to particle physics courses, but quantum field theory I/II recommended to take at the same time or earlier.
Given every second year (odd years) in the spring term (IIIIV periods). 
Learning outcomes 
The students will learn
 to construct supersymmetric field theories using superfields
 to find interactions between component fields
 the supersymmetry breaking methods and their limitations
 to construct the supersymmetric minimal standard model, and some phenomenological consequencies

Completion methods 
Lectures are each week, exercise session for the returned homework are once per week. In the end of the term, there is a written home exam. 
Prerequisites 
Introduction to particle physics I/II or corresponding knowledge. 
Recommended optional studies 
 Quantum field theory I/II
 Higgs physics

Contents 
 Majorana, Weyl, Dirac spinors
 supersymmetry algebra
 supersymmetry free field theory
 superfields
 supersymmetry breaking
 Rsymmetries, Rparity
 minimal supersymmetric standard model

Study materials and literature 
Lecture notes.
Supplementary reading:
 D. Bailin and A. Love, Supersymmetric gauge field theories and string theory, IOP Publishing Ltd, 1994.
 P. Binetruy, Supersymmetry  Theory, Experiment, and Cosmology, Oxford University Press, 2006.
 S.P. Martin, A Supersymmetry Primer, in G. Kane, Perspectives on Supersymmetry, World Scientific, 1998 (hepph/9709356)

Activities and teaching methods in support of learning 
Weekly lectures and exercises (individual work).Final exam. Total hours 135. 
Assessment practices and criteria 
The written home exam contributes 75%, while howework including active participation in the lectures contributes 25% to the final grade. 