Physics - master
|Qualification:||Master of Science in Physics|
|Admission requirements:||Bachelor's degree in physics|
|Application deadline:||1 December|
Knowledge - The candidate:
- has a solid basis in physics in general
- has an advanced level of knowledge in one of the disciplines offered
- has knowledge about scientific methods in mathematics, statistics and physics
Skills - The candidate:
- is able to use scientific measurement equipment and carry out advanced experiments
- is able to evaluate and analyze measurement data
- is able to use programming tools for solving physical problems numerically
- is able to evaluate and analyze publicised theories, methods and experiments in the physics literature
- is able to work independently with problem solving
Competences - The candidate...
- displays a good working habit, follows the code of ethics, and is able to continue a career within research, production, development and technical professions in the society
- display good communication skills, orally and in writing, in the presentation of scientific work, both for a general public and for specialists in the field.
Admission to the Master's programme in physics requires a Bachelor's degree in physics, or another degree following a programme of study of not less than three years' duration, or similar education approved in accordance with the Norwegian Universities Act section 3-4.
In addition, specialization in physics worth the equivalent of not less than 80 ECTS credits is required. Normally, an average mark of C or better is required in the Bachelor's degree or similar basis of admission.
Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries:
- Application deadline for Norwegian and Nordic applicants is April 15th for admission to the autumn semester and November 1st for admission to the spring semester.
- Online application via Søknadsweb, study code 4006.
Applicants from outside the Nordic countries:
- Application deadline for applicants to self-financing studies is December 1st for admission to the autumn semester.
- Online application. More information about application procedures and requirements.
- Application deadline for Quota applicants is December 1st for admission to the autumn semester.
Teaching and assessment
Special curricula, project papers and the Master's thesis is supervised on an individual basis by the department's academic staff, possibly in collaboration with external companies or institutions by agreement.
Form of assessment varies, but most examinations are portfolio assessments of a take-home exam, project paper or laboratory report, in combination with a final oral or written exam. In some courses, mandatory assignments have to be approved for access to the exam.
After handing in the Master's thesis, it is assessed, and normally within 6 weeks an oral presentation and examination is held, that may influence on the final mark.
Language of instruction
Also the Master's thesis may be written either in English or a Scandinavian language.