M.Sc. Physics

Geneva Summer Schools-University of Geneva | Geneva, Switzerland
<p> This Master of Science in Physics offers a specialisation in various fields, including nuclear and corpuscular physics, condensed matter physics, theoretical physics, astronomy and astrophysics, applied physics.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>

Description of Physics

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The Master of Science in Physics provides advanced training in physics. It includes specialisations in areas such as particle physics, condensed matter physics, theoretical physics, applied physics, astronomy and astrophysics. The programme and work placements give students the opportunity to work with prestigious institutions, including CERN, ESA, NASA and the Swiss research facility MaNEP, which studies future electronic materials. Through the programme, students acquire both a solid foundation in modern physics and expertise in their field of specialisation. The programme leads to careers in areas such as research, teaching and industry, and develops modelling skills that are very valued, including in the economics and finance sectors.

Available orientations:

  • Astronomy and astrophysics
  • Applied physics
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Particle and nuclear physics
  • Theoretical physics

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Programme outline

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Master of Science in Physics

Specialisation courses and electives, seminars, course work, 60 credits

Dissertation, 30 credits

Mobility

Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master´s degree.

Career opportunities

The Master of Science in Physics leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including:

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Industry
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Medical applications
  • Meteorology
  • Climatology, energy and environmental applications.

Contacts

Faculty of Science: Sciences II, 30 quai Ernest-Ansermet, 1211 Geneve 4

Student affairs:

T. +41 (0)22 379 66 61/62/63

secretariat-etudiants-sciences@unige.ch

Academic advisor:

Mr Xavier Chillier

T. +41 (0)22 379 67 15

conseiller-etudes-sciences@unige.ch

Physics section:

Mr Eugene Sukhorukov

T. +41 (0)22 379 63 74

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 30 April
Tuition fee
  • EUR 700 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 700 Year (EEA)
500 CHF / semester During the online application process, applicants with a foreign degree will be charged an administrative fee of 65 CHF, to be deducted from the first-semester tuition fees.
Start date September  2015 Students who require an entry visa to Switzerland are strongly advised to apply by 28 February 2014.
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 18 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Master of Science in Physics

  • Specialisation courses and electives, seminars, course work, 60 credits
  • Dissertation, 30 credits

Requirements for Physics

Level of French required

No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones

Admission criteria

A Bachelor of Science in Physics, or an equivalent degree.

Work Experience for Physics

No work experience is required.

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Geneva Summer Schools-University of Geneva, Switzerland

Switzerland The University of Geneva is a French-speaking comprehensive University with a wide range of programmes in English. In addition to its nine faculties, it also boasts six National Centres of Competence in Research (PlanetS, SwissMap, Chemical Biology, Affective Sciences, Synaptic Bases of Mental Disease, LIVES Overcoming vulnerabilities) and is a co-founder of the Swiss Network for International Studies.