Applied Physics programme

The Applied Physics programme is a two-year Master’s programme and comprises 120 EC. The programme has a core specialization structure and is very flexible and offers many possibilities to tailor it to your own interests. The actual programme you follow is determined by selecting courses from one of the tracks as well as additional specializations. Roughly speaking, the first year comprises course work, while the second year is primarily devoted to thesis work. Within the programme there is a choice of research tracks:

The core programme comprises 90 EC and has the same structure for all tracks and students:

  • 12 EC of G-list (General) modules: choose two (out of four) general advanced physics courses.
  • 12 EC of D-list (Departmental/track) electives. At least one of those should be chosen from the department where you do your thesis project. 
  • 9 EC Mathematical Methods for Physics.
  • 3 EC Ethics and Engineering - You will explore the ethical and social aspects and problems related to technology and to your future work as a professional.
  • 6 EC Thesis related elective(s).
  • 48 EC Master’s thesis work to be carried out in one of the applied physics departments within the faculty of Applied Sciences (BN, IST, TPFF , QN or RST) or in an affiliated group.

Combining the core programme with a 30 EC specialization completes the Master’s programme. The specialization allows for either a deepening or a broadening of your degree programme. One of seven specializations can be chosen: 

The R&D, NSE and TiSD specializations have 3-month industrial internships (18 EC).

The programme and all modules are described in detail in the study guide.