|Application deadline:||16 Jan 2024 105 days|
|University website:||Physics, Particles and Cosmos|
The Particles and Cosmos study path of the Master programme concentrates on the physics of the universe smallest constituents, its largest structures and history. The study path leads to exciting research areas such as Higgs physics and inflation, dark matter, physics beyond the standard model and more.
The programme starts with foundations in relevant experimental and data analytical tools (detectors, programming for physicists, statistical methods, ...), and a deepening of selected theoretical concepts. It then offers the students the possibility to dive into the concepts and methods in particle and astroparticle physics, cosmology, and neighboring relevant areas and technologies such as nuclear physics, accelerator physics and general relativity.
The programme represents two years of full time studies (120 credits), out which 30, 45 or 60 credits are allocated to the master thesis project. Within the programme there is a lot of freedom to choose the courses that best suit your interests and your physics profile. There is also room for you to broaden your competence thanks to a large number of facultative and optional courses.
The Particles and Cosmos study path is proposed to guide you towards the corresponding research areas, and makes you a good candidate for corresponding PhD student positions. Thanks to the strong base in experimental methods and theory, many of our alumni also find their way into industry jobs with high requirements on analysis and abstraction skills.
With a combination of mandatory, eligible and optional courses you acquire a solid base in analysis of data, experimental physics and experimental methodology. This is complemented by at least one theoretical course. The last phase of the programme consists of the master thesis project. We offer the possibility to carry out long projects, up to one year. Knowledge and skills acquired in the programme find applications in many areas of industry and research.