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Program description:
Students participate in intensive advanced and high level courses in the different fields of physics, which are the most relevant for their specialization, to acquaint them with recent developments and frontline problems. Some 60% of time is allocated for laboratory practices and individual research (preparing a thesis), ensuring knowledge of state of the art methods. M.Sc. graduates will be able to participate creatively in research projects, to recognize and handle complex problems with a versatile approach in planning and performing research. The knowledge obtained in the M.Sc. program forms an excellent basis for further Ph.D. Studies. The curriculum is assembled from intensive advanced level courses on the theoretical aspects of selected disciplines and special seminar series on problems in a narrower field of physics. The program also involves practical courses and supervised research, which is needed for the preparation of the “M.Sc. Thesisâ€Â. Seven Specialization Modules are possible, (see the “M.Sc. Specialization Modules and their Curriculumâ€Â.) Students enroll in one of these according to their interest. To complete the program, students must collect a total of 120 credits for courses with examinations, for practical training (if they receive for these at least a passing grade – for the credit system and grading see “System of evaluation of students performanceâ€Â), and for the thesis work. During their program, students have to earn 34 credits for compulsory courses and of the appropriate Specialization Module, as well as 36 for freely chosen courses and seminar series including those of other Specialization Modules. Further 50 credits have to be earned for the M.Sc. thesis work. For the available courses see the “M.Sc. Specialization Modules and their Curriculumâ€Â.

Entry requirements:
BSc in Physics

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Type of entrance exam:
oral and written

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Entrance exam description:
First, two months before the admission, candidates will receive a notice on minimum requirements. During the entrance exams they should solved a series of tasks in 2 hours. Those who fulfill it properly participate in a brief oral skype conversation.

Ms Angelika Újváry
international coordinator

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Programme structure

Career opportunities

The Physics MSc program offers both the development of a broad background in the major fields of physics (atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, particle physics, statistical physics), and the specialization in selected areas (atomic and molecular physics, astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, computational physics, environmental physics, particle physics, statistical physics and complex system). The types of courses taken by the students include lectures, problem-solving courses, student seminars, laboratory work, and a research project supervised by an expert in the field.

Job examples:

•PhD student: a natural continuation of the MSc studies.

•Physicist researcher: successfully completed MSc studies enable one to get a job in a research institute for physics.

•Applied physicist in industry, R&D sector: industrial research and development welcomes young physicists, from automobile/oil/space industry to mobile phone companies.

•Medical physicist: medical centers need professionals who are able to work with high-tech diagnostic devices.

•Physicist in informatics: informatics often needs professionals who know the physical concepts underlying a problem to be solved.

•Physicists in bank sector: the problem solving ability and knowledge of statistical methods enable physicists to work on monetary risk assessment or optimization problems.

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States