Programs Offered

DURATION OF STUDIES

2 years (4 semesters)

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

English

CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION

www.unige.ch/conditions/MA

ADMISSION CONDITIONS

A Bachelor in Physics, or an equivalent degree.

THE MASTER IN PHYSICS

provides advanced training in physics. It includes specialisations in areas such as particle physics, quantum matter physics, theoretical physics, applied physics or cosmology and particle astrophysics. The programme and work placements give students the opportunity to work with prestigious institutions, including CERN, ESA and NASA. Through the programme, students acquire both a solid foundation in modern physics and expertise in their field of specialisation. The programme leads to careers in areas such as research, teaching and industry, and develops modelling skills that are very valued, including in the economics and finance sectors.

AVAILABLE ORIENTATIONS:

  • Applied physics
  • Quantum matter physics
  • Particle and nuclear physics
  • Theoretical physics
  • Cosmology and particles astrophysics

STUDY PROGRAMME

4 semesters (max. 8 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits

Specialisation courses and electives, seminars, course work (60 credits)

Dissertation (60 credits)

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

LEVEL OF FRENCH REQUIRED BY UNIGE

No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones.

MOBILITY

Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master's degree.

www.unige.ch/exchange

EXCELLENCE MASTER FELLOWSHIPS

The Faculty of Science, with the support of external partners, has established an Excellence Fellowship program open to outstanding and highly motivated students who wish to pursue a Master of Science degree in one of the disciplines covered by the Faculty. Candidate selection is based on excellence.

Deadline for applications : March 15, 2020

www.unige.ch/sciences/Masters/Bourses

PROFESSIONAL PROSPECTS

The Master in Physics leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including:

  • Research      
  • Industry
  • Medical applications
  • Climatology, energy, environmental applications
  • Teaching
  • Finance, management, etc.

UNIVERSITY TAXES

500 CHF / semester (~430 €, ~530 $US)
Rate of the day

REGISTRATION

Deadline: 30 April 2020 (28 February 2020 for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)

www.unige.ch/enrolment

CONTACTS

All programs are subject to changes. Please consult the program regulations.