MSc in Astrophysics, Elementary Particles and Computational Physics


Program Description

This master program is dedicated to the study of both General Relativity, Quantum Field Theory and in addition the study of advanced computational methods. The courses studied at this program offer the opportunity for combining both analytical and computational skills of the students and help them to develop research careers in many areas of physics and closed related domains.

Main subjects

The curriculum can be found on the faculty website, at:

Some of the courses from the curriculum are listed below:

First semester

  • Complements of theoretical physics
  • Complements of Molecular and atomic physics
  • Complements of solid state physics and statistical physics
  • Complements of the material physics

Second semester

  • Astrophysics and elementary particles
  • Clusters and impurities in complex systems
  • Gravitation and cosmology
  • Introduction in astronomy

Third semester

  • Quantum fields I
  • Stellar astrophysics
  • Computational methods in astrophysics
  • Computational physics
  • Specialization practice (projects)

Fourth semester

  • Quantum fields II
  • Statistical methods for data analyzing in astrophysics
  • Energetic resources in the solar system
  • Specialization practice (projects)

Student advantages

The students that attend the program could improve their knowledge of theoretical physics and computational physics and work further in the research activity. They could continue with a Ph.D. in various fields of physics from which we enumerate: quantum field theory, general relativity, statistical physics, solid state physics, computational physics and mathematical physics. Also, the students will benefit from the expertise of various research groups that will offer them the opportunity to start research activities, scientific conferences and participate in research projects. This will help the students to make the first steps towards a career in physics. The program also offers the opportunity to visit other universities from abroad and to study there one semester or one year. Developing both analytical and computational skills the students could also work in other fields like IT industry, or side by side with the engineers in projects that aims to develop new products and techniques needs in various industries.

Career impact

This master program offers the necessary theoretical knowledge for working in theoretical physics and any areas of physics. The program offers a large flexibility in what regards the areas in which the students could find a job beginning with physics, IT industry, engineering. It offers the skills needed for working in a team and to have a critical thinking.

Contact details

Address: B-dul Vasile Parvan Nr. 4, Timisoara 300223, Timis, Romania
Telephone: 0256 592 108
Fax: +40 256 592 108

Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

Universitatea de Vest din Timi?oara (UVT) / West University of Timi?oara (WUT) is the main higher education institution and research center in Western Romania.

Universitatea de Vest din Timi?oara (UVT) / West University of Timi?oara (WUT) is the main higher education institution and research center in Western Romania. Read less