Programme Structure - MSc in Physics – University of Copenhagen

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Programme Structure

The research environment is characterized by a high degree of international collaboration and you will have the opportunity to be part of this network – either by working with guest researchers or through research abroad. You can also collaborate with a company or an institution by doing a project in practice.

Courses

The programme consists of one year of graduate coursework, primarily in English. The courses contain lectures, written examinations and the submission of reports along with the conducting of experiments.

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Most courses for physics students will be listed under Faculty of Science -> Niels Bohr Institute. Almost all M.Sc. courses and some B.Sc. courses are offered in English.

Specialisations

On the Physics programme you must choose one of the following five specialisations:

Thesis

During the programme you are assigned an advisor and research group that can help you select courses and develop a thesis topic. Your course of study concludes with a thesis worth 60 ECTS. The thesis project engages you with in-depth work targeted towards answering a problem in the field of physics, approached from a high level of research.

Your thesis begins when you develop a thesis contract in cooperation with your thesis supervisor. The contents of this contract and thesis framework include an overall description of the thesis topic and a completion date. Thesis topics could be:

  • Measurement based on ultracold atoms in optical frequencies.
  • Numerical simulation of a cyclone.
  • Analysis of data from particle accelerators, e.g. CERN.
  • Production of equipment for synchrotrons.
  • Modelling of low-mass protostars.
  • Utilisation of x-ray radiation to determine protein structures.
  • Solid state physical realisation of quantum computers.
  • Spatial structures and regulation in biological systems.
  • Mathematical theory for turbulence in flowing fluids.
  • Estimation of the thickness of the ice caps on Mars.