The goal of this program is to train professional physicists who have a broad overview of contemporary physics and are able to join research on their specialized fields.

This program is recommended to applicants who already have their BSc in physics and want to research physicists by deepening their knowledge.

This program enables students to have broad background in the major fields of physics (atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, particle physics, statistical physics) and being being specialized in selected areas (astrophysics, atomic and molecular physics, nuclear and heavy ion physics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, computational physics, environmental physics, particle physics, statistical physics and complex system).


Tracks/Specializations

  • Research Physicist Specialization
    • Astrophysics Module
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics Module
    • Nuclear and Heavy Ion Physics Module
    • Biological Physics Module
    • Condensed Matter Physics Module
    • Particle Physics Module
    • Statistical Physics and Complex Systems Module


Strength of program

The Physics MSc program offers both the development of a broad background in the major fields of physics (atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, particle physics, statistical physics), and the specialization in selected areas (atomic and molecular physics, astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, computational physics, environmental physics, particle physics, statistical physics and complex system). The types of courses taken by the students include lectures, problem-solving courses, student seminars, laboratory work, and a research project supervised by an expert in the field.


Structure

Core foundation courses

  • Group theory
  • Computer simulations in physics
  • Methods of applied physics laboratory

Specialized core courses

  • Atomic and molecular physics
  • Nuclear physics
  • Particle physics
  • Statistical physics
  • Solid state physics

Specialized differentiated courses - Astrophysics module

  • Extragalactic Astrophysics
  • General relativity
  • Gravitational-wave astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Nuclear and particle astrophysics
  • Observational methods in astrophysics

Specialized differentiated courses - Atomic Nuclear and Molecular Physics module

  • Quantum chemistry I
  • Carbon nanostructures
  • Macromolecules
  • Many-particle physics I
  • Many-particle physics II
  • Quantum gases I
  • Quantum gases II

Specialized differentiated courses - Nuclear and Heavy Ion Physics module

  • Few-body problem in nuclear physics
  • Strong interaction from quarks to atomic nuclei
  • Experimental methods in nuclear physics
  • Nuclear reactions from low to high energy
  • Relativistic collisions of atomic nuclei
  • Detector systems in particle and nuclear physics

Specialized differentiated courses - Biological Physics module

  • Introduction to biochemistry I.
  • Biophysics I
  • Biophysics II
  • Biophysical methods to study macromolecular structures
  • Quantitative models in cell and developmental biology
  • Statistical physics of biological systems
  • Macromolecules

Specialized differentiated courses - Condensed Matter Physics module

  • Electrons in solids
  • Experimental methods used in condensed matter physics
  • Materials physics I
  • Materials physics II
  • Magnetism
  • Superconductivity
  • Physics of semiconductor and electronic devices
  • Nonequilibrium transport in nanosystems

Specialized differentiated courses - Particle Physics module

  • Experimental methods in particle physics
  • Strong interaction at low energies
  • Relativistic quantum electrodynamics I
  • Relativistic quantum electrodynamics II
  • Weak interaction
  • Quantum chromodynamics

Specialized differentiated courses - Statistical Physics and Complex Systems module

  • Nonlinear dynamics and chaos
  • Nonequilibrium statistical physics
  • Phase transitions
  • Computer simulations of complex systems
  • Physics of environmental flows
  • Nonequilibrium transport in nanosystems
  • Fractal growth phenomena
  • Econophysics

Specialized differentiated courses - Computational Physics module

  • Modern numerical methods in physics
  • Data mining in physics
  • Models of info-communication networks
  • Physical principles of informatics
  • Visualization
  • Computer-aided modeling
  • Scientific programming of graphical processors
  • Scientific programming of graphical processors 2

Advanced level laboratories

  • Atomic and molecular physics - Biophysics
  • Particle physics, nuclear physics and astrophysics
  • Complex systems
  • Solid state physics and materials science

Thesis


Career opportunities

The Physics MSc program offers both the development of a broad background in the major fields of physics (atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, particle physics, statistical physics), and the specialization in selected areas (atomic and molecular physics, astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, computational physics, environmental physics, particle physics, statistical physics and complex system). The types of courses taken by the students include lectures, problem-solving courses, student seminars, laboratory work, and a research project supervised by an expert in the field.


Job examples

  • Ph.D. student: a natural continuation of the MSc studies.
  • Physicist researcher: successfully completed MSc studies enable one to get a job in a research institute for physics.
  • Applied physicist in industry, R&D sector: industrial research and development welcomes young physicists, from automobile/oil/space industry to mobile phone companies.
  • Medical physicist: medical centers need professionals who are able to work with high-tech diagnostic devices.
  • Physicist in informatics: informatics often needs professionals who know the physical concepts underlying a problem to be solved.
  • Physicists in the bank sector: the problem-solving ability and knowledge of statistical methods enable physicists to work on monetary risk assessment or optimization problems.

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated November 29, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 9, 2019
Duration
2 years
Full-time
Price
4,190 EUR
Tuition fee/semester: 4,190 EUR. Application fee: 160 EUR (non-refundable) 160 EUR (non-refundable). Registration fee: 60 EUR (For registering for the first semester only.)
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