Physics

Physics is a specialisation at the Master of Science Programme (MSc) in Physics.

The only compulsory course on the specialisation is "Complex Physics", where you learn to describe and analyze non-linear complex systems and physical phenomena using simple quantitative computer-based models.

The specialisation in physics allows you to combine different physics disciplines or to tailor your study programme within a field of research not covered by the other specialisations.

Study Track

It is a good idea to use your elective and restricted elective courses to design a study track that allows you to study a subject area in depth during the specialisation. For instance, you can target your specialisation by following the suggested study track below (click on the link to see how the study track is composed):

However, you can also customise your programme with a mixture of courses and projects which are relevant to you.

Programme structure

The Physics specialisation can be structured in three different ways, depending on the size of your thesis as well as when you start working on your thesis.

Course of study 1 – thesis 60 ECTS, thesis work beginning in the first year of the programme:

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1 Complex Physics Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Elective course Elective course
Year 2 Restricted elective course Thesis
Restricted elective course

Course of study 2 – thesis 60 ECTS

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1 Complex Physics Restricted elective course Elective course Elective course
Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Year 2 Thesis

 

Restricted elective courses

Choose your restricted elective courses from the lists below. Click on each course for a detailed description.

NB: The list is based on the academic year 2020/2021 and is therefore only indicative. The final list of restricted elective courses in the academic year 2021/2022 is ready in 2021.