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

Physics and Scientific Modelling provides training in experimental, theoretical, and numeric methods to solve problems in physics and other fields. The weighting of experiments, theory and numeric techniques is determined by your choices in the study programme.

The point of departure is the understanding of physics and the laws of nature, but in this study programme, there is a special focus on independent work in identifying which physical concepts and mathematical and numerical methods that are relevant to solve a given problem. In the projects, it is possible to immerse yourself in experimental, computer science and / or mathematical aspects of modelling. At the same time, it is possible to apply the physics competencies outside of classical physics subjects if you want a clear interdisciplinary profile.

The aim of the study programme is to give you competencies and methods to work systematically and critically with physics, modelling and data science in connection with problems in a wide range of fields.

The programme can be tuned to give different profiles depending on how the elective courses are chosen and the type of projects you work with. Particularly there is the option of following one of three predefined thematic profiles. You can choose to specialise in:

- Experimental and Computational Physics
- Mathematical Foundation of Physics and Scientific Modelling
- Experimental and computational biophysics

It is also possible to follow the programme with an individual approach based on combining elective courses within Physics and Scientific Modelling.

Din hverdag på studiet

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.

Karriere og kompetencer

The master’s programme in Physics and Scientific Modelling will give you a strong professional position in the labor market and a solid starting point for research. The programme will enable you to:

  • Apply knowledge of fundamental theories of physics in problem solving.
  • Tackle an openly formulated problem by reformulating it in terms of physics and mathematics, solving the problem and evaluating the solution.
  • Plan and structure a scientific research projects with the relevant experimental, analytic and/or numerical strategies.
  • Carry-out experiments, and model and evaluate the output data.

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.

Job titles include senior engineer, forecast analyst, industry technology specialist, physics and mathematics high school teacher, lead data scientist, quant, project manager, PhD student or professor.

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