Between these extremes are atoms, molecules, compounds and liquids with a multitude of properties, which physicists describe and utilise. Last, but not least, there is an important mediation aspect, both within and outside the various institutions of education.
All Master's programmes at the Faculty of Science are characterised by a large number of electives. This allows you to specialise by taking elective courses in Denmark or abroad or conducting a research project in close coorporation with a business.
This Physics programme is offered by the University of Southern Denmark. In the Master’s programme in Physics, you work with a range of advanced subjects and your thesis.
Already in the first year of the programme, you get the possibility to focus on the type of career and area of physics which you are most interested in, such as:
Through working on your thesis, you have the opportunity to contribute new knowledge. One or more researchers at the department will supervise you and you will also have the opportunity to develop your thesis in collaboration with external researchers.
Graduates who have completed this master programme are entitled to use the title of Master of Science (MSc) in Physics.
A graduate programme at SDU is much more than courses, classes and lectures.
A strong education programme is one that integrates academic and social experiences to maximise learning and personal development. Therefore, at SDU, you will find not only a place to study, but a place to cultivate new friendships and pursue co-curricular activities
Accordingly, SDU in Odense gathers most departments under the same roof. On campus you will also find the university library, an academic bookshop, several canteens, the Friday bar, a gym, a branch of Starbucks and a plethora of academic and social student associations.
Depending on how you piece it together, the Master's programme in Physics provides you with many different job openings in both the public sector and in private businesses.
The quality and relevance of the programme are accredited by the Danish Accreditation Insitution
The Master's programme in Physics has a duration of two years.
The Master's programme in Physics is strongly oriented towards theoretical and experimental physics and enables you to excel in your preferred area of expertise.
Graduates are awarded the title Master of Science (MSc) in Physics.
If you wish to pursue a career in research, you can apply for the PhD programme.
To be considered for a 3-year PhD fellowship, you must hold a Master's degree.
To be considered for a 4-year PhD fellowship, you must hold a Bachelor's degree and have passed Master’s degree exams corresponding to 60 ECTS.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score (Grade C):
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Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Minimum required score:
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To apply for the Master's programme in Physics, you need a relevant Bachelor's degree. You can apply if you hold one of the following degrees:
You can also apply if you hold a similar degree and hold solid qualifications in introductory quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, electromagnetism and optics, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, condensed matter physics and experimental physics. Once you apply, the Study Board will assess whether your degree is qualifying.
If your degree does not fulfill the entry requirements, the study board will decide whether you can follow one or more supplementary courses.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Options for full-degree graduate students:
Only available for students applying for a master programme at our Sønderborg Campus
Six one-year scholarships are issued pr. year: three for studies within the technical field i.e. Mechatronics and Innovation & Business respectively, and three are for studies within the field of business administration i.e. Business Relationship Management.
A scholarship of DKK 40.000 may be granted if and when the requirements are met. It is paid in two instalments of DKK 20.000 per semester. The scholarship grant depends on acceptance and enrolment as a full-time student in one of the above mentioned programmes.
Options for Exchange and Guest Students:
Danish Government Scholarships for Foreign Nationals - The scholarship helps cover living expenses.
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