18 months
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1740 EUR/year
1380 EUR/year
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About

This Physics master's degree program at the University of Bern provides general training in applied, experimental and theoretical Physics or Astronomy, enabling students to undertake independent academic work.

Overview

Key Features

As part of the Physics master's degree program at the University of Bern, students specialize in one of the fields of work in Physics/Astronomy (Applied Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Experimental High Energy Physics, Climate and Environmental Physics, Theoretical Physics, Space Research and Planetary Sciences). The master's thesis also serves to deepen students' knowledge, this being undertaken within one of the four institutes (Institute of Astronomy, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Applied Physics, Physics Institute). Completion of the master's thesis provides evidence that graduates are able to work independently on a physical/astronomical problem.

The master's degree program extends the basic knowledge acquired in the bachelor's degree program, enabling students to specialize in a particular field. Specialization can be in Astronomy, Experimental Physics, Applied Physics or Theoretical Physics.

Students learn to understand physical problems and find solutions under supervision. In this respect, the master's degree program is research-oriented training that often extends beyond current knowledge in Physics. The master's degree program is taught in English as students for this course increasingly come from abroad. The master's thesis constitutes the largest part of the master's degree program. This enables creative involvement in exciting and current research topics in one of the many work groups. The master's thesis is a written piece of work which is examined, thus completing the master's degree program.

Accreditation

 

Programme Structure

  • The master's degree program follows on from successful completion of the bachelor's degree program. It comprises 90 ECTS credits, including a master's thesis earning 45 ECTS credits. The standard duration of study for full-time students is usually 3 semesters. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You can only apply after the regular closing date for applications if you do not require a visa for entering and residing in Switzerland. If you are applying late and require a visa for Switzerland, we will transfer your application to a later semester.

Language

Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

 Bachelor's degree from a Swiss university with a major in the branch of studies Physics.

Bachelor's degree from a Swiss university
  • comprising at least 90 ECTS credits in Physics/Astronomy and 30 ECTS credits in Mathematics or
  • at least 60 ECTS credits in Physics/Astronomy and 60 ECTS credits in Mathematics. 
Bachelor's degree from a recognized foreign university with an equivalent qualification
  • comprising at least 90 ECTS credits in Physics/Astronomy and 30 ECTS credits in Mathematics or
  • at least 60 ECTS credits in Physics/Astronomy and 60 ECTS credits in Mathematics. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1740 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 870 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    1380 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 690 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • Regular tuition fee: CHF 750 per semester
  • Non-Swiss students: CHF 200 per semester, in addition to the regular tuition fee, if they did not have their civil law residence in Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein at the time of obtaining their university entrance qualification to a bachelor's degree.

Living costs for Bern

1655 - 2130 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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