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Student Life

Student life abounds at the Niels Bohr Institute, where friendships evolve through both study and the numerous opportunities for students to engage in academic associations and social events.

A professional physics environment with easy access to researchers

The Niels Bohr Institute is characterised by a professional atmosphere with a diverse international research staff whose doors are (nearly) always open for student questions, suggestions or guidance.

As students, you will learn to work as physicists via instruction in experiments and both analytical and numerical problem solving, as well as in lectures. Introductory core coursework ensures that all physics students obtain a solid foundation in general physics areas including quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, classical mechanics, the theory of relativity and electromagnetism.

A lively environment for physics’ students

Campus life breeds close interaction among students, educators and researchers. The department’s spirit is influenced by many student-run activities, including the comedy revue, FysikRevyTM, student politics, via the study council, and the Science Playroom, known in Danish as “Den Naturvidenskabelige Legestue”.

Social activities range from a football team to the weekly Friday Bar. Find out more:

Teaching, laboratory exercises and seminars

The academic year is divided into five nine-week blocks. The MSc programme includes many small, highly specialised courses. The result is that you will often experience lectures, calculation exercises and possible lab or computer-based exercises among small groups of fellow students. This provides a great opportunity to become well acquainted with instructors.

Student involvement is an important part of instruction, and a tradition of lively discussion and cooperation is well established within the department. For instance, many physics courses incorporate colloquiums and seminars.

Physics study in an international environment

The MSc programme is taught exclusively in English and there are a great number of foreign students. The entire programme of study is internationally oriented and prepares you for employment in Denmark or abroad.

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