Applied knowledge to meet society’s needs

Applied Physics covers phenomena ranging from the infinitesimally small – subatomic particles – to the unimaginably large – the universe. Somewhere between these two, there is the reality of everyday life. Applied physics is about translating a deep understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of physics into concrete results to benefit society.

The Applied Physics Master’s programme is designed to educate students to be able to stay at the forefront of fundamental understanding, and to develop practical applications.

Advancements in nanotechnology, medical imaging and more

The curriculum contains five tracks connected to the main research departments, with research topics ranging from nanoscale phenomena to processes in industrial plants, reactors or climate issues. The programme contains general courses covering topics that every well-educated physicist should know about, departmental courses supplementing the basic knowledge with topics that every specialist should know about, and additional electives that reflect topics in our professors’ fields of specialization. In addition, you will work on a project in a research group of your choice in order to develop hands-on experience with the processes of discovery, explanation and application of knowledge. Students have the opportunity to draw on the resources of a number of outstanding facilities. The research is internationally embedded, as is manifest from the many collaborations we have with institutions and companies all over the world.

What you will learn

In the programme you will gain knowledge and hands-on experience in experimental techniques, theoretical analysis, simulation and modelling. You will work on research projects, including a master’s thesis project, together with fellow students and professionals from the university, industry and research institutes, learning to translate the abstract into the practical, and to effectively communicate your insights as an applied physicist in a global context.

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