As a graduate student in Physics at University of Copenhagen you can focus on the many different areas of physics such as quantum physics, condensed matter or nuclear physics. You can also obtain a specialised competency profile in astrophysics, biophysics or geophysics.
The programme is offered in English.
The MSc programme in Physics at University of Copenhagen takes place at the Niels Bohr Institute which offers an exciting international research community where the latest scientific breakthroughs are created.
During the programme you can work within many different fields of physics, from particle physics to the detection of climate change in Greenland's ice sheet. Theoretical teaching, practical laboratory experiments, projects and your own research will provide you with valuable knowledge of the newest technology and enable you to describe our physical reality through experiments and mathematical models.
Unemployment rates among physicists are low - companies in the public and private sector are looking for candidates with your competences and expertise, for instance as consultants in the oil industry, programmers in the IT business or even as advisors on exchange rates in the financial sector.
The Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen is part of an exciting and international research environment where scientific breakthroughs are shaped. Your path through the physics universe will include theoretical instruction, experience with practical experimentation in the laboratory, project work and work in the field.
Graduate students in physics may specialize in one of numerous sub-fields such as particle physics, atomic physics, solid-state physics, nuclear physics, complex systems in physics and quantum information technology. As a graduate student in physics you will achieve the academic qualifications to independently participate in modern research and the communication of results. There are plenty of themes and courses to choose from, so you will determine your own course of study to a large degree.
Unemployment among physics graduates is quite rare indeed and most physicists find work in a variety of settings. These include, but are far from limited to, private and public sector research, finance, programming in the IT industry and oil exploration.
Astrophysicists find employment as teachers or at observatories all over the world. There are job opportunities for biophysicists at hospitals or in the pharmaceutical industry, while geophysicists may work as meteorologists, or as consultants at national maritime agencies, environmental organisations etc.
The private sector has begun to deploy physicists in a more business-oriented context. A good example is how, in finance, physicists are engaged to predict market fluctuations. Some physicists are also employed as programmers in the IT sector as they often have strong programming backgrounds.
Your thesis begins when you develop a thesis contract in cooperation with your thesis supervisor. The contents of this contract and thesis framework include an overall description of the thesis topic and a completion date. Thesis topics could be:
It is also possible to study abroad during your degree. You can choose to study abroad one or two semesters or for a shorter period of time; e.g. take a summer school course.
The Faculty of Science will not be awarding any scholarships for the academic year 2014/2015.
Please note that many scholarships are offered by companies or organisations, it can be worthwhile to research your particular options from your home country.