Masters Programs in Theoretical Physics

Compare 4 Masters Programs in Theoretical Physics

Master’s degrees are available in a wide variety of formats such as Master of Science, Master of Liberal Arts, and Master of Research. Completing these degrees takes, on average, one to two years of full-time enrollment or two to four years of part-time enrollment.

What is a Master in Theoretical Physics? Students enrolled in advanced degree plans for physics typically study a combination of quantum mechanics, quantum theory, applied physics, and advanced mathematics. Courses involve complex mathematical and theoretical topics and are often supplemented by laboratory hours where students gain practical research experience. As well as exhaustively studying classical physics, graduate students are provided with specialization options such as astrophysics, particle physics, nanotechnology, biophysics, and advanced mathematics to further hone their skills in this diverse discipline. 

Students who pursue theoretical physics at a master’s level often refine their skills as mathematical scholars, developing strong research experience, expert-level computational abilities, and an above-average grasp on numbers that can lead to career advancement as well as superior problem-solving abilities in daily life.

A master’s degree can vary widely in terms of cost because every school, program, locale, and student is different. Many universities offer prospective students projected budgets based on their unique fee schedules as well as financial offices to assist with planning and inquiries.

Since theoretical physics is such a diverse field, it should come as no surprise that job opportunities are generally bountiful for graduates. Potential industries open to students include research, healthcare, technology, and energy. Outside of working as educators or researchers within universities, graduates also sometimes go on to work as biomedical technologists, geophysicists, roboticists, and nanotechnologists. Additionally, many theoretical physicists work alongside engineers in both private and public defense agencies across the world.

Like most degrees with a heavy laboratory focus, a Master in Theoretical Physics typically requires on-campus enrollment for completion. Fortunately, programs are available around the globe. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

St. Petersburg Academic University of the Russian Academy Of Sciences
Campus Full time September 2019 Russia Saint Petersburg

The Department of Theoretical Physics was set up in 2009 by the decision of the Academic Council in order to train professionals in modern theoretical physics. It is one of the most important departments of the St Petersburg Academic University that provides up-to-date training in theoretical and mathematical physics. [+]

Master in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

Language of instruction: Russian

The Department of Theoretical Physics was set up in 2009 by the decision of the Academic Council in order to train professionals in modern theoretical physics. It is one of the most important departments of the St Petersburg Academic University that provides up-to-date training in theoretical and mathematical physics.

The faculty is formed from highly skilled physicists-theorists who are well-known in the scientific world. Professors of the department work in leading research centers (Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, St Petersburg Academic University etc.) and leading universities (St Petersburg State University, St Petersburg State Polytechnical University).... [-]


Master in Physics: Materials Physics and Nanoscience; Theoretical Physics; Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics; Applied Physics

University of Bologna
Campus Full time 2 - 2 years October 2019 Italy Bologna

The Master's degree programme in Physics is composed of 4 curricula taught in English and 1 curriculum taught in Italian. The international curricula are: Materials Physics and Nanoscience; Theoretical Physics; Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics; Applied Physics. [+]

The Master's degree programme in Physics aims at educating students on advanced specific skills in different areas of modern physics, based on a solid interdisciplinary scientific background.

More specifically, at the end of the course, students will:

- acquire a deep and up-to-date understanding of contemporary physics in its theoretical, experimental and applied aspects;

- know advanced mathematical and numerical tools for the description and the modelling of physical systems;

- gain the ability to model complex systems in different fields;

- gain the ability to use and design advanced instrumentation and measurement techniques;

- master the scientific method and techniques for the resolution of problems;... [-]


Master in Theoretical and Computational Physics

University of Bucharest
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Romania Bucharest

Master in Theoretical and Computational Physics [+]

- Introduction to quantum theory of identical particle systems

- Special Mathematics Chapters

- Introduction to physics of mesoscopic systems

- Linear response phenomena

- Transport phenomena in disordered materials

- Information and quantum communication

- Methods of simulation in theoretical physics

- Nonlinear dynamics, chaos, complex systems physics

- The theory of collisions

- Quantum electrodynamics

- The theory of intense laser interaction with atomic and nuclear systems

- Theory of groups with applications in quantum mechanics

- Computational methods in the theory of electronic structure of materials

- Hadronic matter theory under extreme conditions and plasma quarks and gluons... [-]


Master in Theoretical Physics

Stockholm University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Sweden Östermalm

Physics is constantly developing and it is the task of the theoretical physicist to use and to improve existing theories and models, find new ones to describe recently discovered phenomena, or shed new light on old problems. Based on the scientific expertise at our department and collaborators, this MSc programme offers you advanced knowledge in theoretical physics in a strong and progressive research environment. [+]

Physics is constantly developing and it is the task of the theoretical physicist to use and to improve existing theories and models, find new ones to describe recently discovered phenomena, or shed new light on old problems. Based on the scientific expertise at our department and collaborators, this MSc programme offers you advanced knowledge in theoretical physics in a strong and progressive research environment.

Reasons to choose

First class education, closely connected to researchLocated in the Albanova University Centre, shared by Stockholm University and The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), we carry out world-leading research. With the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita) next door, we cover almost all theoretical fields from string theory and quantum phenomenon to general relativity and cosmology. This creates a strong and vibrant research environment which we aim to reflect in our MSc programme. With all teachers being active researchers, our students are offered great opportunities to get in contact with the different fields through lectures, laboratory sessions, group projects, and thesis work. Mentorship programme to strengthen your independent skillsThe vast part of your studies will be at Albanova, where we have a large focus on lectures and laboratory sessions. We want our students to develop their ability to work independently as well as in groups which is why our teaching focus on course projects. There is a good relationship between students and teachers, and we provide strong academical support to the students by always having easily accessible teachers. In addition, the programme includes a... [-]