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University of Silesia in Katowice

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Physics

Fundamental and Applied Physics

The Master program in Physics at Fundamental and Applied Physics specialization offers a broad selection of courses, covering all the main topics of modern physics. The aim is to prepare graduates for various forms of a career in research institutes, R&D institutes and modern high-tech industry, as well as to continue their education at the PhD level.

The study program includes a small number of basic compulsory subjects and a large group of diploma modules, chosen by a student with the advice of a supervisor. The offer of courses to be selected within the diploma modules is approved annually by the Teaching Council for Physics. The program’s backbone is a set of two blocks: Diploma courses I and Diploma courses II, complemented with master thesis laboratories and seminars, as well as a specialized lecture. Each of the Diploma course blocks is a collection of modules to choose from, including 120 hours of lectures and 120 hours of complementary classes such as conversations. The choice of thesis modules is motivated by the subject of the master’s thesis. Depending on the interests, a student can select modules from narrow specialization or covering a relatively wide range of topics. Proposed courses are closely related to scientific activities conducted at the Institute of Physics in theoretical physics, atomic and molecular physics, condensed phase physics, nuclear physics, elementary particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology. They also address issues at the borderline of these branches of physics and physics applications in various fields. The Fundamental and Applied Physics specialization offer can be enlarged and adjusted yearly by lectures and classes proposed by foreign partners.

Nanophysics and Mesoscopic Materials, Modelling and Applications

MSc in Nanophysics and Mesoscopic Materials – modelling and applications is a specialization conducted in cooperation with the Université du Maine – Le Mans.

The graduate receives a double diploma (Polish and French) which confirms the competence in understanding of physical processes taking place in nano- and mesoscopic structures. The studies deliver also in-depth knowledge in solid-state physics, latest industry materials and technologies and molecular modelling.

The course of studies assumes two internships in the Université du Maine – Le Mans and laboratory classes in Silesian Centre for Education and Interdisciplinary Research in Chorzów.

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