Introduction to the programme

Do you want to use experimental, theoretical and nummerical methods to solve problems in physics and other fields? Join the Master’s programme in Physics and Scientific Modelling
Master's programme in Physics and Scientific Modelling - what is it about?

 

In this interdisciplinary programme, you will be working with both physics, maths, and computer science, and if you wish biology and other fields of science.  Our point of departure is the understanding of physics, but we have a special focus on independent work in identifying and assessing relevant methods to solve a given problem. The programme also gives you the possibility of using the methods of physics in solving problems beyond physics and to critically reflect on the methods of physics and scientific modelling, e.g. the interplay between theory, model and experiment.  

In the programme you can chose between three thematic profiles. You are also free to combine the profiles and to develop your own interdisciplinary profile. The thematic profiles are:

  • Experimental and computational physics, where the focus is on the practical implementation of physics and scientific modelling.
  • Mathematical foundation of physics and scientific modelling, which includes a focus on logic and proofs and gives a classical academic profile which for example is relevant for teaching.  
  • Experimental and computational biophysics, where the focus is on data acquisition, analysis and modelling in the specific area of biophysics, biochemistry and bioscience.

You will be studying in a relatively small research environment and work side by side with PhD-students and experienced researchers. You will have access to all our research infrastructure including experimental labs, a highly equipped workshop, and our molecular dynamics programme RUMD, which is the world’s best MD software for simulating long time scales and runs on one of the biggest computers in Denmark. In your studies you will meet people driven by their curiosity, coming together in an informal environment to discuss science and the role of different methods to find new answers together. As all student programmes at Roskilde University, we work extensively through problem-oriented projects, usually in groups. Regardless of your background, you will be challenged to broaden your perspective and learn new skills.

Study environment

At Physics and Scientific Modelling you will as a student become part of the study- and research environment linked to the programme and the department of Science and Environment. In addition to the education, you will be invited to academic seminars, student run events as the Natcafé, boardgames nights and an annual alumni event, where you can meet former students. The teaching consists of 50 % courses and 50 % project work, where you and your co-students set the direction of your studies. 

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Career

Our candidates graduate to a wealth of opportunities within teaching, research, and development in all areas and sectors where physics, mathematics and scientific modelling play a role. You can find jobs in the energy sector, hospital physics, medicine, finance, software development, data science as well as in companies that either provide or purchase modelling or consultancy tasks.

 

Facts about the programme

Degree: Master of Science in Physics and Scientific Modelling

Teaching language: English