23 Masters Programs in Applied Physics

A masters degree in Applied Physics equips students with knowledge that enables them to contribute to technological development. This program enables one understand the world around them and the way it develops. Generally, a masters degree program in Applied Physics focus on both common topics for the whole class as well as specialization in one of the three main areas, which include: experimental… Read more

A masters degree in Applied Physics equips students with knowledge that enables them to contribute to technological development. This program enables one understand the world around them and the way it develops. Generally, a masters degree program in Applied Physics focus on both common topics for the whole class as well as specialization in one of the three main areas, which include: experimental, theoretical and computational techniques.

Applied Physics is a science that is based on experiments, measurements and mathematical analysis in order to find laws for everything from micro-cosmos to macro-cosmos. If not for creative people with sound knowledge in Applied Physics, no man would have set his feet on the moon, and no parent would have got the chance to watch his or her children on ultrasound. From the knowledge of applied physics, transistors and lasers, which provide the basic knowledge for computer development and communication, were made. Applied physics is the mother of almost all-technological development.

A masters program in Applied Physics focuses on future scientific solutions and technological innovations. The program places emphasis in material physics, biotechnical physics, and theory and modeling physics. Examples of current engineering pursuits through applied physics are the next generation car batteries, nano-color routing antennas and nano-chip solutions.

The masters program provides a broad knowledge that one can apply in several fields. A typical career path for a Master in Applied Physics begins with a position in the research and development department. After a few years of experience in research and development, many Masters graduates in applied physics move into project management

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The Abbe School of Photonics
Jena, Germany

The Master of Science in Photonics (M.Sc. Photonics) is a Master's degree course providing multidisciplinary coverage in the field of optics and photonics. The two-year progra ... +

The Master of Science in Photonics (M.Sc. Photonics) is a Master's degree course providing multidisciplinary coverage in the field of optics and photonics. The two-year program comprises four educational stages. The course schedule ranges from fundamental scientific subjects to application-oriented photonics engineering aspects. The program is designed to incorporate students of different backgrounds and nationalities and provides them with a solid knowledge in optics and photonics for scientific research and for its technological applications in industry. All students enrolled in the two-year program receive dedicated tutorial support and are trained for leading positions in industry and academia. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2020
15 Jan 2020
Campus
 
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, USA

Georgia Southern’s Master of Science in Applied Physical Science is a terminal professional degree that prepares graduates for the workplace by giving them real-world experien ... +

Georgia Southern’s Master of Science in Applied Physical Science is a terminal professional degree that prepares graduates for the workplace by giving them real-world experience in applying their knowledge of physical science to projects of interest to the business, government, and nonprofit sectors. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
13 Jan 2020
Campus
 
The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)
Moscow, Russia

Photonics and quantum materials are among the most important areas of modern science and technology. Our MSc program provides world-class education and research in photonics, ... +

Photonics and quantum materials are among the most important areas of modern science and technology. Our MSc program provides world-class education and research in photonics, biophotonics and nanoelectronics – our students will be prepared to apply fundamental science and engineering approaches to higher-level research and industrial tasks. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
16 Jul 2020
Campus
 
Tallinn University of Technology
Tallinn, Estonia

The programme is aimed for those who are interested in innovative engineering in research-intensive companies. The program provides interdisciplinary education covering engine ... +

The programme is aimed for those who are interested in innovative engineering in research-intensive companies. The program provides interdisciplinary education covering engineering, physics, mathematics, physical oceanography and atmospheric physics bridging the gap between theoretical science and practical engineering. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Applied physicists have a different view of the world around us. Physical phenomena turn into challenges, fascinating questions to investigate and analyze. But as an applied p ... +

Applied physicists have a different view of the world around us. Physical phenomena turn into challenges, fascinating questions to investigate and analyze. But as an applied physicist you go one step further, by applying your knowledge of these phenomena in new technological developments. In many cases, these are ambitious projects, in which working in teams with people from other disciplines is a central factor. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
Ostrava, Czech Republic

The main emphasis in graduate education in the field of Applied Mechanics is on the readiness and ability to develop, elaborate and make practical use of modern computational ... +

The main emphasis in graduate education in the field of Applied Mechanics is on the readiness and ability to develop, elaborate and make practical use of modern computational and experimental approaches to solve technical problems. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
China University of Petroleum
Beijing, China

Geophysics has to do with the physics of the earth and its surrounding atmosphere and applies the theory and method of physics, combined with geology, atmospheric science, mar ... +

Geophysics has to do with the physics of the earth and its surrounding atmosphere and applies the theory and method of physics, combined with geology, atmospheric science, marine science and astronomy, to detect all kinds of geophysical fields by means of modern science and technology. -
Master
Full-time
3 years
English, Chinese
Sep 2020
30 May 2020
Campus
 
Université de Nantes
Nantes, France

Through this program, students will acquire the scientific and technological knowledge, as well as the principal experience, to understand and contribute to innovative researc ... +

Through this program, students will acquire the scientific and technological knowledge, as well as the principal experience, to understand and contribute to innovative research and development processes in the energy field. -
Master
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
20 Mar 2020
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

At the School of Mathematics and Physics, you will have the opportunity to advance your knowledge of computational physics, while developing your research skills and working a ... +

At the School of Mathematics and Physics, you will have the opportunity to advance your knowledge of computational physics, while developing your research skills and working alongside specialists. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
University of Bucharest
Bucharest, Romania

Unique in the country, the Faculty of Geology and Geophysics originates in three faculties geologically and geophysically organized after the Education Reform in 1948. Today t ... +

Unique in the country, the Faculty of Geology and Geophysics originates in three faculties geologically and geophysically organized after the Education Reform in 1948. Today the traditions of Romanian geology continue to a high level of scientific and didactic approach, on the background of modernization and permanent updating. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Romanian
Sep 2020
Campus
 
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

The Applied Physics program for both M.S. and Ph.D. students aims at providing firm knowledge on basic science to comprehend the physics taking place at the nanoscale, and too ... +

The Applied Physics program for both M.S. and Ph.D. students aims at providing firm knowledge on basic science to comprehend the physics taking place at the nanoscale, and tools to apply this knowledge to nurture technological and scientific breakthroughs in applied physics. The program focuses on device physics, photonics, and quantum electronics. Students in this program receive broad training in basic scientific concepts in condensed matter physics, electrodynamics, and statistical physics. Students participate in scientific research activities that may include laboratory studies and computational modeling. Ph.D. candidates focus on original research-driven to advance the boundaries of knowledge. Employability of Applied Physics graduates ranges from academic research institutions to research and development positions in high-tech industrial or entrepreneurial environments. -
Master
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Campus
 
University of Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France

This international Master program focuses on the fundamental aspects of physical chemistry and then leads on to specialized topics so that graduates may be integrated within b ... +

This international Master program focuses on the fundamental aspects of physical chemistry and then leads on to specialized topics so that graduates may be integrated within both academic and industrial fields. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Université de Lorraine
Nancy, France +7 More

The aim of the master’s program is to provide a high-level multinational research-oriented education in fusion-related engineering physics, in close relation to the research a ... +

The aim of the master’s program is to provide a high-level multinational research-oriented education in fusion-related engineering physics, in close relation to the research activities of the partners, and with a well-integrated language and cultural experience. The combined and harmonized teaching and research of the 7 institutions involved, offers a great variety of competences in the field of fusion science and engineering physics. The joint European master’s program offers a genuine European opportunity for master level studies in a field which is of crucial importance to contribute to the solution of the ever more urgent and vital problem of world energy supply. The partners have a long relationship in the framework of the coordinated EURATOM research program on nuclear fusion. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
31 Jan 2020
Campus
 
LUT University
Lahti, Finland +1 More

The Master's Degree Programme in Technomathematics and Technical Physics has two alternative major subjects. The applicants must select the major subject already in the applic ... +

The Master's Degree Programme in Technomathematics and Technical Physics has two alternative major subjects. The applicants must select the major subject already in the application process. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2020
22 Jan 2020
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

The field of experimental physics offers unique scientific and technological challenges. As a student in the Master’s program in Experimental Physics, you will receive advance ... +

The field of experimental physics offers unique scientific and technological challenges. As a student in the Master’s program in Experimental Physics, you will receive advanced training in the fundamental scientific theories that describe the world around us. You will examine the design and use of advanced instrumentation required to study those theories. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus