Programs of study

Bachelor

The Bachelor's degree in physics provides a solid background in classical and quantum mechanics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.

It also provides an introduction to solid state physics, astronomy and astrophysics, applied physics and particle physics. The acquisition and development of mathematical and computer tools used in physics - and in the natural sciences in general - are also part of this training.

The Bachelor's degree gives access to the Masters in physics, astrophysics and bi-disciplinary sciences.

Study plan : "Guide de l'étudiant"

ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES

  • Master in Physics, specialisation Applied Physics 
  • Master in Physics, specialisation Quantum Matter Physics
  • Master in Physics, specialising in Nuclear and Corpuscular Physics
  • Master in Physics, specialisation in Theoretical Physics  
  • Master in Physics, specialisation Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics
  • Master in Astrophysics
  • Master in Environmental Sciences | Admission based on application
  • Interdisciplinary in Neurosciences | Admission based on application
  • Bi-disciplinary Master in Science 
  • Master in Chemical Biology | Admission based on application

STUDY CONTACTS

Faculty of science
Sciences II
30 quai Ernest-Ansermet
1211 Genève 4

Secretary for studies
T. +41 (0)22 379 66 62
secretariat-etudiants-sciences(at)unige.ch

Academic Advisor in Science
Xavier Chillier
T. +41 (0)22 379 67 15
conseiller-etudes-sciences(at)unige.ch

Bachelor's degree advisor in physics 
Martin Kunz
T. +41 (0)22 379 63 50
conseiller-etudes-bachelor-physique(at)unige.ch

MOBILITY

Departure to a Swiss or foreign university is possible once 60 credits have been obtained. The regulations allow students to obtain up to 60 Bachelor's credits outside the Faculty. Depending on the section, we advise students to carry out their mobility programme either in the 2nd or 3rd year of their Bachelor's degree, for a duration of 2 semesters.


For all destinations, students must ensure that the examinations taken at the host university are recognised as equivalent by the Faculty of Science.

STUDY PROGRAMME

6 semesters (max. 10 semesters) | 180 ECTS credits

1st year courses
60 
credits 

Optional mathematics support courses and tutorials

2d year courses
60 credits 

  • Complex analysis II
  • Analysis II 
  • Mechanics II
  • Electrodynamics II
  • Electrodynamics III
  • Quantum physics I
  • Mathematical Methods for Physics II
  • Numerical calculation modules
  • Practical work - labs

3rd year courses
60 credits

  • Quantum physics II
  • Statistical physics
  • General Astronomy and Astrophysics  
  • Particles and nuclei
  • Solid state physics
  • Quantum Optics
  • Elective courses
  • Practical work - labs
DURATION OF STUDIES
3 years (6 semesters)
 
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
French
Good knowledge of English recommended
 
CONDITIONS OF ENROLMENT
REGISTRATION
Registration deadline: 30 April

(28 February for candidates subject to a visa according to the requirements of the Confederation)

www.unige.ch/immatriculations

UNIVERSITY FEES
500 CHF / Semester

ACADEMIC CALENDAR
www.unige.ch/calendrier

LEVEL OF FRENCH REQUIRED  
The Bachelor courses are taught in French