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

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6950 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR

Career Opportunities

With a degree in Physics, you have many career opportunities in Denmark as well as abroad. Physicists at the Department of Physics and Chemistry at University of Southern Denmark find employment in many different places both in the public and the private sector. The technological challenges of the future become an exciting job market for physicists.

Physics is a very broad, scientific programme which opens the door to many different jobs: several of our graduates work as teachers and mediators at high schools, colleges etc., others hold research positions at universities in Denmark and abroad. A third grouping work in the public health sector as hospital physicists. About half the graduates work in various positions in the private business sector. It might be in connection with research and development assignments in private companies, but often it is the general and personal qualifications developed during your studies which are the most important when job hunting.

About the programme

The master’s programme in Physics is strongly oriented towards both theoretical and experimental physics and enables you to excel in your preferred area of expertise.
Already in the first year of this programme, you get the possibility to focus on the type of career and area of physics which you are most interested in, such as: Surface physics, Statistical physics, Biophysics and Particle physics.

The programme is characterised by a large number of electives. This allows you to specialise by taking elective courses in Denmark or abroad, or conducting a research project in close cooperation with a business.
There are 30 ECTS of mandatory courses within Quantum Physics, Statistical Physics, Experimental biophysics and Laser physics and Laser spectroscopy .

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to this programme, you must hold a Bachelor's degree (or other degree based on at least three years of higher education after the high school level). You must have solid qualifications in introductory quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, electromagnetism and optics, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, condensed matter physics and experimental physics.

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

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation.

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

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

No tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss students.
There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.

SDU offers 75 scholarships yearly. For information regarding scholarships:

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

Spring - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Oct 15
Start date
Feb 01

Spring - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Sep 01
Start date
Feb 01

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01



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