The two-year Master’s degree programme in physics at the University of Aarhus targets students from tertiary education institutions in Denmark and abroad. The degree programme is both practical and research-oriented and is aimed at the business community, research institutions and the public sector. The degree programme is also flexible and shaped to match your academic interests, and you can therefore specialise in a physics topic while at the same time acquiring general competences in physics.
You do not need to have knowledge of the Danish language before commencing the degree programme. At the University of Aarhus, the teaching is in English unless all participants speak Danish.
The teaching at the university is greatly influenced by the research conducted here, as the teachers are active researchers. The Master’s thesis written during the last year of the degree programme carries considerable weight and, in this context, you benefit from the down-to-earth, informal atmosphere between staff and students. When writing your thesis, you become associated with a group of researchers in order to participate in one or more of their research projects, join in academic discussions and possibly write articles. You can specialise in a topic within a broad area, especially because the Department of Physics and Astronomy works closely with ISA (the Institute for Storage Ring Facilities) and iNANO (the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre). In the field of physics, the strength of the University of Aarhus lies in the following areas: