Master (2 years) of Physics, 120 ECTS
Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7250 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


You adjust the lasers in the lab before going to your next lecture on cold atoms. You feed your computer the latest measurements from the scanning tunnelling microscope, and see if the placement of the extra atoms on the surface matches your model calculation. You do some work on your model for a quantum computer before going to the next lecture in quantum optics. Or you might be at CERN this week, running experiments with anti-protons to test new possibilities for radiation therapy, or predicting the fate of ultra-relativistic lead ions in the Large Hadron Collider.

Students on the MSc programme in Physics are actively involved in research and in the discussion of new discoveries and theories. The curriculum is tailored to the interests and intended profile of the individual. 

Career Opportunities  

Graduates from the MSc Physics programme have a wide range of career opportunities. A number of graduates are working in the private sector in areas such as modern optics, materials physics, or surface physics. Large IT companies, patent agencies, and the financial sector are increasingly hiring one or more physicists on their staff. The number of graduates working in hospitals as physicists has also dramatically increased, with most of these working in radiation physics and radiation therapy. Some of our recent graduates are in research positions at universities or at public research institutions.

About the Degree  

Teaching on the MSc Physics programme is greatly influenced by the fact that the lecturers are active researchers. In this context, students benefit from the down-to-earth, informal relationship between the academic staff and students. When students write their thesis, they are connected with a group of researchers and become involved in one or more of the group’s research projects.

Students on the programme have a wide range of options for specialisation, both in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and via the department’s close collaboration with AU’s other centres, the Institute for Storage Ring Facilities (ISA) and the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre (iNANO). The department also has research groups working at several institutions outside Denmark, including a number of the major European laboratories.

The MSc in Physics programme is open to students with a BSc degree in physics or another BSc degree in science with substantial physics and mathematics content. The programme is challenging and research-oriented and reflects the interests of private-sector companies, research institutions, and the public sector. It is also flexible and can accommodate the interests and strengths of the individual student.


To find out more about admission to the MSc in Physics please visit the programme’s website.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
Read about the language requirements of Aarhus University.

Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aarhus University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →


Please read more about tuition fee here →

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at →

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System


Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


Application date
Jan 15
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