Master of Physics
From astrophysics to medical physics, this Masters offers a great number of different specialisations.

Master of Physics

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What is this Masters about?

This Masters degree is the branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy and enables you to choose from a variety of specialisations. Depending on the university and degree programme, you can focus on applied physics, mathematical physics, astrophysics, engineering physics, or bio- and medical physics. A teaching degree in physics is also possible.


In order to be eligible for a Master of Physics, you need a successfully completed Bachelors degree in Physics and in some cases you will have to go through an admission procedure, which includes an aptitude test. However, each university has different or no requirements at all.

A Master of Physics usually lasts four semesters and includes lectures, practical workshops, research projects, and the completion of an internship.

What careers are open to physicists?

As a physicist, you have a wide range of career opportunities to choose from. You can either conduct research, analyses, or improve and invent new technologies. A physics degree will qualify you for a variety of careers and you can begin working in:

  • Universities and research institutions
  • Automotive industry
  • Aerospace industry
  • Electronics manufacturer
  • Career in law (patent law)

European universities offering a Master of Physics:

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Physics   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Climate Physics     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   Scientific Instrumentation     Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena
comprehensive profile   Theoretical Physics     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   Experimental Physics     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   Nanomaterials Science     Utrecht University
  Science, Business & Innovation   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Physics and Astronomy   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Physics and Astronomy   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
  Physics (Research)     University of Bristol
  Modelling, Uncertainty and Data     Swansea University
  Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces     Imperial College London
  Physics: Advanced Materials     University of Glasgow
  Physics     University of Nottingham
  Theoretical Physics     King's College London
  Physics and Engineering in Medicine: Radiation Physics     University College London
  Mathematical and Theoretical Physics     University of Oxford
  Advanced Composites MSc     University of Manchester
  Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors     University of Birmingham
  Data Intensive Physics     Cardiff University
  Gravitational Wave Physics (MSc)     Cardiff University
  Physics     University of Leeds
  Physics     Lancaster University
  Gravitational Wave Physics     Cardiff University
  Physics     University of Cambridge
  Physics (EuroMasters)     University of Sussex
  Controlled Quantum Dynamics     Imperial College London
  Physics (Euromasters)     University of Kent
  Modelling of physical phenomena in a software framework for Computational Fluid Dynamics Applications (Research)     Cranfield University
  Computational Systems Biology     Newcastle University
  Advanced Physics     University of Strathclyde
  Physics     University of Sussex
  Physics     University of Hull
  Philosophy of Physics     University of Oxford
  Physics: Condensed Matter Physics     Queen Mary University of London
  PGCE Secondary Physics     University of Manchester
  Particles, Strings and Cosmology     Durham University
  Gravity, Particles and Fields     University of Nottingham
  Theoretical Physics     University of Glasgow
  Physics: Nuclear Technology     University of Glasgow
  ...     ...


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