Master of Science in Physics

General

Program Description

The Master of Science in Physics at the University of Luxembourg enables students to acquire a solid and broad education in condensed-matter and materials physics. The goal is to explain and predict the physical properties of materials, e.g., semiconductors, magnetic materials, and liquid crystals, based on their microscopic constituents. 

Strengths

  • Individual coaching and courses taught in small groups
  • Internationally renowned professors
  • The full scope from soft matter to solid-state physics
  • Collaboration with industry
  • Involvement in current research activities (two semesters of research)
  • Strong links with the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
  • Possibility to spend the second year either in Germany or France (bi-national master)

Study and career opportunities

  • Doctoral Programme in Physics and Materials Science at the University of Luxembourg
  • Positions in all industrial sectors (electronics, automotive, aerospace, banking, biomedical, etc.)

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of several key areas of general physics and advanced condensed matter physics.
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of the operational principles and performance of key physics instrumentation and technologies relevant to their chosen specialization.
  • Ability to evaluate and analyze scientific data using analytical and numerical methods.
  • Ability to formalize a practical problem and solve it using quantitative analytical or numerical tools.
  • Ability to assess the validity of data generated by computers or physics instrumentation including the estimation of error sources; foster a general critical-thinking attitude.
  • Ability to efficiently use a computer and write computer programs as well as using existing software packages.
  • Ability to explore new areas of research through independent study.
  • Ability to communicate research results to a scientific as well as to a non-expert audience.
  • Ability to write a scientific article, report, or thesis based on own scientific results; knowledge of standard citation methods; ethics in science and scholarship and its importance to scientific inquiry and professionalism.
  • Ability to carry out a risk assessment of a project and constructively manage failure.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural group environment.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor degree in physics or related field
  • Language: level B2 in English

Application

  • EU students: February - July
  • Non-EU students: February - April

Program at a glance

  • Duration: 4 semesters (120 ECTS)
  • Registration fees: 200 € / semester
  • Languages: EN
  • Campus: Limpertsberg
  • Application period
    • EU: February-July
    • Non-EU: February-April
  • Contact: mphy@uni.lu
Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

Founded in 2003, the University of Luxembourg is the only public university of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Multilingual, international and research-oriented, it is also a modern institution with a ... Read More

Founded in 2003, the University of Luxembourg is the only public university of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Multilingual, international and research-oriented, it is also a modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Read less
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