This master program offers a broad spectrum of courses in physics (see here for an overview) and provides students with an in-depth education in specialized areas, such as particle physics, quantum matter physics, theoretical physics, applied physics or cosmology.
The curriculum and internships offer students the opportunity to work alongside prestigious institutions such as CERN, ESA and NASA. Students acquire a solid foundation in modern physics as well as an exhaustive expertise in their field of specialization. The master's degree opens the way to competitive careers in research as well as teaching, industry, finance and more.
Students must choose among the following study programmes (see here for an overview):
- Elementary particle and nuclear physics
- Quantum matter physics
- Theoretical physics
- Applied physics
- Cosmology and Astrophysics of Particles
It is possible to initially choose more options, and focus on one during the second year.
Study plan : "Guide de l'étudiant".
4 semesters (max. 8 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Mandatory and optional courses, seminars, exercices: 60 credits
Master thesis: 60 credits
The list of the courses can be found here.
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.
Mobility advisor at Physics Section : Tobias Golling
CONTACTS FOR STUDIES
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
30 quai Ernest-Ansermet
1211 Genève 4
T. +41 (0)22 379 66 61/62/63
T. +41 (0)22 379 67 15
T. +41 (0)22 379 35 46
DURATION OF STUDIES
2 years (4 semesters)
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
There is no request to follow a course in French
A Bachelor in Physics, or an equivalent degree. Degrees obtained at a university that has signed the Bologna Agreements are automatically recognized by the University of Geneva. Otherwise, authorization by the Physics Section equivalency committee is required, see here.
Deadline: 30 April
(28 February for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)
500 CHF / semester
LEVEL OF FRENCH REQUIRED BY UNIGE
No French proficiency test required for
The Master in Physics leads to a number of
opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad,
- Medical applications
- Climatology, energy, environmental applications
- Finance, management, etc.