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M.Sc. On Campus

Fundamental and Applied Physics

University of Silesia in Katowice

24 months
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The Master's degree Physics: Fundamental and Applied Physics is a two-year programme that offers a broad education in modern physics and enables gaining knowledge and experience in a wide area of science and technology. The aim is to prepare graduates for various careers in research institutes, R&D institutes, and the modern high-tech industry or continue their education at the PhD level.

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Overview

The programme is closely connected with scientific research conducted at the August Chełkowski Institute of Physics. The curriculum offers courses in theoretical physics, atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear and particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology, and applications of physics in various fields. The curriculum also includes subjects that enhance computer skills.

The programme is realised through the involvement of students in research work of functioning research teams and individualisation of education. Furthermore, the educational process is carried out in an environment that promotes the acquisition of knowledge based on current trends in education: diploma module as the central axis of education, the possibility of choosing the path of education following student interests, modern teaching methods (project and problem-based learning, classes in small groups, online and mixed forms of education increasing flexibility and the degree of interaction between the teacher and the student) and scientific and research equipment.

The programme provides internships in foreign academic and scientific institutions or enterprises with a profile related to the major.

Career opportunities:

The Master’s degree programme with the major in Physics: Fundamental and Applied Physics offers a broad selection of courses, covering all main topics of modern physics. It develops knowledge of physics at the highest level and general skills in data analysis, research, and communication. Graduates are prepared for various types of career in research institutes, R&D institutes and modern high-tech industry, as well as to continue their education at the PhD level.

Programme Structure

The programme’s backbone is a set of two blocks: Diploma courses I and Diploma courses II, complemented with Master’s thesis laboratories and seminars, as well as a specialised lecture.

Each of the Diploma course blocks is a collection of modules to choose from, including 120 hours of lectures and 120 hours of complementary classes, such as conversations and laboratories. Students can select modules either from narrow specialisation or covering a wide range of topics. Proposed courses are closely related to scientific activities conducted at the Institute of Physics. They also address issues at the border of these branches of physics, and physics applications in various fields. 160 hours of the study programme for implementing the training may include theoretical physics, experimental physics, applications of physics, computer modelling of physical processes, and related subjects.

Audience

Graduates are prepared for various types of careers in research institutes, R&D institutes and modern high-tech industry, as well as to continue their education at the PhD level. The programme offers a broad selection of courses, covering all main topics of modern physics. It develops knowledge of physics at the highest level and general skills in data analysis, research, and communication.

Lecturers

Lectures in compulsory modules include selected aspects of quantum mechanics, statistical physics, programming, and computer simulations. Selectable diploma lectures in theoretical, experimental, and applied physics consist of a set of courses in theoretical physics, atomic and molecular physics, solid-state physics, astrophysics, cosmology, particle physics, or nuclear physics.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

One ECTS credit corresponds to 25-30 hours of student work comprising classes organised by the University and individual work related to these classes. Points are the numerical value allocated to each module, proportional to the student's workload in obtaining credit for a given module.

Delivery mode: lectures, laboratory classes, discussion classes, seminar, internship

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

The programme is open to candidates who have obtained a Bachelor’s (or MSc) degree in Physics, Medical Physics, Technical Physics or in a related field of science.The admission is dependent on the final grade on the Bachelor's, Engineer’s or Master's diploma.

Candidates for studies are obliged to submit an appropriate medical certificate confirming the lack of counter-indications to undertake studies in this field.

Candidates need to confirm English language proficiency:

  • providing information that their previous education was delivered fully in English (e.g. a diploma),
  • providing a language certificate.

    If a candidate is unable to confirm the proficiency in English, it can be verified by the University of Silesia.

Tuition Fee

  • No tuition fees for national students.
  • Tuition fees for international students to be announced. 
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Living costs for Katowice

1700 - 2723 PLN /month
Living costs

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Funding

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