24 months
14800 EUR/year
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Teaching in the MSc in Physics programme at Aarhus University is greatly influenced, both in the courses and in the thesis work, by the fact that the lecturers are active researchers.

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You adjust the laboratory lasers before going to your next lecture on cold atoms. You feed your computer the latest measurements from the scanning tunnelling microscope, and see if the placement of the extra atoms on the surface matches your model calculation. You do some work on your model for a quantum computer, before going to the next lecture in quantum optics. Or perhaps right now you are at CERN for a week, running experiments with anti-protons to test new possibilities for radiation therapy, or predicting the fate of ultra-relativistic lead ions in the Large Hadron Collider.

In this context students benefit from the down-to-earth, informal relationship between faculty and students. When students write their thesis, they are connected with a group of researchers and participate in one or more of the group’s research projects. Students on the programme have a wide range of options for specialisation, both at the Department of Physics and Astronomy and via the department’s close collaboration with the Institute for Storage Ring Facilities (ISA) and the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO). The department also has research groups working at several institutions outside Denmark, including a number of the major European laboratories.

Career profile of the MSc in Physics programme at Aarhus University

For many years, graduates from the Department of Physics and Astronomy have generally been able to find jobs immediately. There are numerous career options. A high proportion of recent graduates are now working in the private sector: graduates find jobs in leading consultancy firms and in a wide range of major companies. Increasing numbers of graduates find employment at hospitals; others pursue careers in research and academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physics and Astronomy Student Colloquium
  • Accelerator and Detector Physics
  • Advanced Cosmology
  • Advanced Dataanalysis
  • Advanced Excersices in Experimental Physics
  • Advanced Projects in Cosmology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

  February (only Danish applicants)


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The following Bachelor’s degrees qualify students for admission to the Master’s degree programme in Physics:
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Aarhus University, the University of Southern Denmark or the University of Copenhagen.
  • The following other degrees can provide admission to the Master’s degree programme in Physics:
  • Another Bachelor of Science degree with subject components in Physics and astronomy equalling 60 ECTS credits, as well as basic subject components in Mathematics and Statistics equalling a minimum of 30 ECTS.
  • Upon admission further requirements regarding composition of the degree programme may be stipulated. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14800 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Aarhus

6639 - 10051 DKK /month
Living costs

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


Aarhus University offers a limited number of scholarships to very talented students outside of Europe. To learn more about the options, please visit: kandidat.au.dk/en/admission/scholarships-and-grants/

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