Master of Physics 24 months Postgraduate Program By KU Leuven |Top Universities
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Program Duration

24 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

7,518 EURTuition Fee/year

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Program overview

Main Subject

Physics and Astronomy

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Physics

Explore, understand, and model physical reality using the most advanced mathematical, computational, experimental and observational techniques available. The Master of Physics thoroughly equips students with insight into the current status of physics research. Our physicists go on to rewrite our understanding of not only the natural world but also its interaction with society and industry.

About the programme

The Master of Science in Physics (120 ECTS) is a research-based master’s programme in which you can specialise in the following fields of physics:

  • Condensed Matter Physics: Cluster Physics, Surface and Interface Physics, Correlated Electron Systems, Semiconductor Physics, Soft Matter Physics, Physics of Biosystems
  • Nuclear Physics: Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Structure of Exotic Nuclei: Decay, Reactions and Laser Spectroscopy, Theoretical Nuclear Physics
  • Theoretical Physics: Complex Systems, Cosmology, Mathematical Physics, String Theory

After a semester following advanced courses in different disciplines of physics, you choose a major research profile consisting of advanced and specialised courses and a master’s thesis of 30 ECTS. The remaining 30 ECTS allow you to follow one of two options:

The Research Option prepares you for a research career in academia or industry. You will broaden your research skills by choosing a minor research domain, including at least 12 ECTS courses from that domain and complemented by a research internship or with other courses.

The Physics in Society Option offers you the opportunity to prepare for a career as a physicist outside academia through courses preparing you for entrepreneurship or via an internship in a company.

Career perspectives

Many research positions are available in this field. There are excellent career opportunities in ICT, material research, electronics, consulting, government, banking, social profit sector, and within higher education.More than half the students who obtain a master’s degree in physics eventually start a PhD programme in one of the department’s research groups.

A number of graduates prefer to pursue a second master’s degree.

Program overview

Main Subject

Physics and Astronomy

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Physics

Explore, understand, and model physical reality using the most advanced mathematical, computational, experimental and observational techniques available. The Master of Physics thoroughly equips students with insight into the current status of physics research. Our physicists go on to rewrite our understanding of not only the natural world but also its interaction with society and industry.

About the programme

The Master of Science in Physics (120 ECTS) is a research-based master’s programme in which you can specialise in the following fields of physics:

  • Condensed Matter Physics: Cluster Physics, Surface and Interface Physics, Correlated Electron Systems, Semiconductor Physics, Soft Matter Physics, Physics of Biosystems
  • Nuclear Physics: Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Structure of Exotic Nuclei: Decay, Reactions and Laser Spectroscopy, Theoretical Nuclear Physics
  • Theoretical Physics: Complex Systems, Cosmology, Mathematical Physics, String Theory

After a semester following advanced courses in different disciplines of physics, you choose a major research profile consisting of advanced and specialised courses and a master’s thesis of 30 ECTS. The remaining 30 ECTS allow you to follow one of two options:

The Research Option prepares you for a research career in academia or industry. You will broaden your research skills by choosing a minor research domain, including at least 12 ECTS courses from that domain and complemented by a research internship or with other courses.

The Physics in Society Option offers you the opportunity to prepare for a career as a physicist outside academia through courses preparing you for entrepreneurship or via an internship in a company.

Career perspectives

Many research positions are available in this field. There are excellent career opportunities in ICT, material research, electronics, consulting, government, banking, social profit sector, and within higher education.More than half the students who obtain a master’s degree in physics eventually start a PhD programme in one of the department’s research groups.

A number of graduates prefer to pursue a second master’s degree.

Admission requirements

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Admission requirements

You must have obtained an academic bachelor’s degree in the field of physics: Bachelor of Physics, bachelor degrees with a minor Physics, Astronomy

For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage.

Student profile

Is this the right programme for me?

  • You possess a bachelor's degree in Physics (natural sciences or mathematics, with a strong physics and mathematics component)
  • You show the ability to tackle the study of scientific topics and report about it orally and in writing
  • You can build upon logical and deductive reasoning skills and mathematical techniques, and have the ability to use basic physics tools to carry out experiments
  • You function well in a team
  • Oral and written proficiency in English is required

2 Years
Sep

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

1,116 EUR
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International Students

7,518 EUR
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