Physics - master

STUDIESTED: Tromsø
Physics-master

Physics shapes the future. Wherever you look, you see physics and ways to apply physics. Mobile phones, LED lights, radios, TVs and computers are all advanced technical equipment based on physical methods and principles. Satellites above us monitor what takes place on the Earth, including environmental pollution. These observations are downloaded by satellite stations and translated into images that makes it easier to understand the situation on the Earth. Within meteorology physics is used in measuring the air above us, in order to give better weather predictions. Studies of the northern lights and the ionosphere are also important to understand the interaction between space and Earth's atmosphere. All this is physics.

Fakta

Varighet:2 Years
Location: Tromsø
Credits (ECTS):120
Qualification:Master of Science in Physics
Admission requirements:Bachelor's degree in physics
Application deadline:Nordic applicants: 15 April/1 November
International applicants: 1 December
Application code:Nordic applicants: 4006<br/>International applicants: 2022
How to Apply
The Master's degree programme in physics offers four different disciplines to choose between:

Knowledge - The candidate:

  • has a solid basis in natural sciences in general, and in particular in physics
  • has advanced knowledge of theory and methods in one of the offered disciplines of physics
  • has thorough knowledge about mathematical and statistical methods for analysis of physical problems
  • can apply knowledge on new areas of research in one of the offered disciplines of physics
  • has good knowledge of scientific method and knows how to conduct a research experiment
  • can analyse and assess scientific literature and research in the field of physics

 Skills - The candidate:

  • can use scientific measurement equipment and carry out advanced experiments
  • can evaluate and analyse measurement data in a critical manner
  • can assess sensors and measurement devices and evaluate and quantify their error sources
  • can use programming tools and advanced software for solving physical problems numerically
  • can work independently with problem solving following scientific method
  • can evaluate and analyse published theories, methods and experiments in the physics literature
  • can carry out an independent, limited research or development project under supervision in physics or related areas

Competences - The candidate:

  • displays good communication skills, oral and written, in the presentation of scientific work for both the general public and for the specialists in the field
  • can analyse academic, professional and research ethical problems in the field of physics
  • displays good working habits and follows the code of ethics in scientific work
  • is able to continue a career within research, teaching, production, development and technical professions in the society
  • can produce a well-structured presentation of an extensive independent scientific work
  • can contribute to new thinking and innovation processes in the field of physics

Admission to the Master's programme in physics requires a Bachelor's degree in physics, or another degree following a programme of study of not less than three years' duration, or similar education approved in accordance with the Norwegian Universities Act section 3-4.

In addition, specialisation in physics worth the equivalent of not less than 80 ECTS credits is required. Normally, an average mark of C or better is required in the Bachelor's degree or similar basis of admission. Students are expected to have skills equivalent to the prerequisites the courses in the study program build upon.

Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries:

The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is

  • 15 April for admission to the autumn semester
  • 1 November for admission to the spring semester.

Applicants from outside the Nordic countries:

The application deadline for International applicants
  • 1 December for admission to the autumn semester. 
Are you an international applicant? Read more here
The courses in the study programme have varied forms of instruction, typically lectures, exercises, laboratory work, computer work, or combinations of these.

Special curricula, project papers and the Master's thesis are supervised on an individual basis by the department's academic staff, possibly in collaboration with external companies or institutions by agreement.

Form of assessment varies, but most examinations are portfolio assessments of a take-home exam, project paper or laboratory report, in combination with a final oral or written exam. In some courses, mandatory assignments have to be approved for access to the exam.

After handing in the Master's thesis, it is assessed, and normally within 6 weeks an oral presentation and examination is held, that may influence on the final mark.

Language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or in a Scandinavian language.

Also the Master's thesis may be written either in English or in a Scandinavian language.

Exchange studies abroad or at the University Centre in Svalbard can be recognised in the Master's degree if recommended by your supervisor, and only if the external courses are validated prior to departure. The period of time for the exchange studies depends on the individual educational plan, and should be planned in collaboration with the student advisor and the students supervisor.

The programme leads to exciting career options domestic and abroad within research, industry, administration and teaching, both in private and public sector.
Completed Master's degree studies qualify for admission to PhD-studies in physics, depending on satisfactory marks in the Master's and Bachelor's degree. PhD-studies in physics are offered at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.


Kontakt

Liikanen, Laura


Førstekonsulent
Telefon: 77645550 laura.liikanen@uit.no

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