Programs of study


The master's degree in physics provides a thorough training with specialisations in areas such as particle and nuclear physics, quantum matter physics, theoretical physics or applied physics.

The tuition fees at UNIGE are 500.- CHF per semester.

The curriculum and internships offer students the opportunity to work alongside prestigious institutions such as CERN. Students acquire a solid foundation in modern physics as well as an in-depth expertise in their field of specialisation.

The master's degree opens the way to careers in research, teaching, industry, economics and finance.

The duration of the programme is four semesters (although it can be extended to a maximum of eight semesters), and consists of specialist courses, optional courses, practical work, seminars and a dissertation. Completing the degree earns 120 credits, as follows:

- Specialisation and elective courses, two semesters: 60 credits
- Master's project, two semesters: 60 credits

Students must choose a specialisation in the first year of the master’s programme. The courses are taught in English at this level.

Master’s advisor: Prof. Peter Wittwer

You can find more information in this video or short prospectus.

Study plan

First year

Second year

Specialist courses

Working on and writing up the dissertation

Departmental seminars


Physics practical IV