Physics

Recognizing yourself in the characters of the Big Bang Theory show? Wishing to have marvellous research career? Always loved Physics and Maths? If you answered “Yes” to these questions, then you should probably apply for one of Physics degrees.

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Physics specializations

Physics is a very diverse discipline, covering a lot of specializations, for example, Astrophysics, Biophysics, Chemical Physics, Cryophysics, Electromagnetism, Laser Physics, Molecular Physics, Plasma Physics, String Theory and many other. This diversity is caused the nature of Physics as a science - it studies whole universe we live in, from boundless expanses of cosmos to atomic structure, from theories of the origin of the universe to the physics of neural connections in the human brain.

Entry requirements

Those who wish to apply for a study program in Physics obviously need to have excellent grades in Physics and Mathematics, as these programs are usually very competitive. Some specializations also require high grades in Natural Sciences, such as Biology or Chemistry. Language proficiency is also always required.

Program structure

The structure of Physics study programs is usually quite comprehensive and varies from university to university. But usually the curriculum is based on lectures and seminars, just like any other study program. Students also will undertake a lot of laboratory work, which content depends on the chosen specialization. During the final years of education, students work on their research project, which they submit at the end of the education.

Students completed an undergraduate study program in Physics receive a Bachelor of Science degree. Some universities also provide a combined study program, which lasts up to six years, and after completing this program, graduates receive a Master of Science degree.

Joint degree, when Physics is combined with some other discipline, for example, IT, is quite popular nowadays. It gives students an opportunity to receive more specific education and develop all skills which will be useful in the chosen career path. The list of future career opportunities is also  wider for Joint Degree graduates.

Best Universities

According to QS Top Universities Ranking by Subject, the best institution in the world holding study programs in Physics is Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. All information about this institute you can find on its profile on our website. The list of further world’s leading universities holding study programs in Physics include Harvard University, Stanford University,  University of Cambridge, University of California Berkeley, University of Oxford, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Princeton University, the University of Tokyo, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. You can find information about all these universities, including study programs in Physics, by using our website. Most of these universities are located in the US, and this country, of course, has special requirements for international applicants (these requirements can be found here).

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                                                                Bachelor Physics Programs

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                                                                As a graduate student in Nanoscience, you will learn to exploit your knowledge within the fields of physics, chemistry...
                                                                You adjust the laboratory lasers before going to your next lecture on cold atoms. You feed your computer with the...
                                                                As a graduate student in Nanoscience, you will learn to exploit your knowledge within the fields of physics, chemistry...
                                                                As a graduate student in Nanoscience, you will learn to exploit your knowledge within the fields of physics, chemistry...
                                                                As a graduate student in Physics at University of Copenhagen you can focus on the many different areas of physics such...
                                                                Earthquakes, groundwater and hydrocarbons are not only concerns for us all, but also primary focal areas for a...
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                                                                PhD Physics Programs

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                                                                The Faculty of Physics operates a four-year programme of PhD studies. This is an individual course of study, followed...
                                                                The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth offers a unique graduate program leading to the PhD degree. Here...
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