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University of Jyväskylä Master of Science in Physics
University of Jyväskylä

Master of Science in Physics

Jyväskylän yliopisto, Finland

2 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

EUR 12,000 / per year



The Master’s Degree Programme in Physics provided by the Faculty of Mathematics and Science is a two-year (120 ECTS) full-time programme taught in English.

Applications for this master's degree programme can be submitted once a year in January, and once accepted, your studies will begin in September. From this programme, you will graduate with a Master of Science degree.

Why this programme?

You have four options to direct your studies:

  • The Physics of Quantum Materials option provides expert skills in material science.
  • The Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Astrophysics option provides competence in nuclear and radiation physics for research and applications.
  • The Particle and Quark Matter Physics and Cosmology option provides a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of matter and the universe.
  • Finally, the Physics Applications in Technology and Society option provides physics know-how to build a career in R&D and innovations.

Employment prospects have traditionally been excellent since the programme provides a skill set valued in industry and academia alike. Studies also emphasise project management and communication skills.

Student profile

After completing the present degree, you will master the four strengths of a physicist.

1. Skills in identifying the essence of natural phenomena and using relevant modelling to solve complex problems.
2. Ability to use computers, experimental apparatuses, and mathematical and computational tools in problem-solving.
3. Expertise in teamwork and written and oral science communication.
4. Experienced in learning and producing brand-new knowledge.

We are looking for students with a suitable higher education degree (BSc in Physics or similar) and adequate proficiency in the English language. Basic skills in mathematics (especially calculus and linear algebra) are required, and experience in programming (e.g. Python) is beneficial. Suitable fields of the degree include Physics, Applied Physics, or other related fields.



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