Integral undergraduate and graduate study of physics

160. obljetnica rođenja Andrije Mohorovičića        21. travnja - DAN PMF-a


Integral undergraduate and graduate study of physics

Research oriented study of physics

Research oriented study of physics is an integral undergraduate and graduate five-year study, demanding a full competence in theoretical and experimental physics, as well as the basic knowledge of mathematics and computer science. The students who complete the study obtain the degree

  • »Master of Science in Physics« (mag. phys.).

In order to gain the degree students need to collect 300 ECTS credits. The physics study is open to the transfer of students from related studies, but the differential exams should be passed. Masters of physics are competent to enrol the postgraduate doctoral study of physics and they can find positions at universities, research institutes, medical institutions, nuclear power stations, industry, financial institutions, etc. During the first two years of the study students obtain basic theoretical and practical knowledge in physics, mathematics and computer science; at the third and the fourth year they get acquainted with theoretical methods in physics (electrodynamics, quantum and statistical physics) and take medium level courses in current fields of research (physics of elementary particles, nuclear physics, physics of condensed matter, astrophysics, experimental methods, etc.). They also have to choose at least 4 courses from a broad list of specialized subjects. In the fifth year, students choose courses depending on their career preference and spend a full semester working on a graduation thesis. 

 

Educational studies

The Department offers study in the following programmes:

  • Master of Education in Physics (mag. educ. phys.),
  • Master of Education in Physics and Computer Science (mag. educ. phys. et inf.)
  • Master of Education in Physics and Technology (mag. educ. phys. et techn.). 

All these studies are integral undergraduate and graduate five-year studies, demanding a competence in physics (and computer science or technology respectively), as well as the basic knowledge of mathematics, pedagogy, psychology, general didactics and specific methods of teaching physics. In order to gain the degree, students need to collect 300 ECTS credits. Masters of education can find positions in primary and secondary schools.


Joined studies

In collaboration with the Department of Chemistry, the Department offers study in the programme

  • Master of Education in Physics and Chemistry (mag. educ. phys. et chem.).

Also, in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics, the Department offers study in the programme

  • Master of Education in Mathematics and Physics (mag. educ. math. et phys.).

Both studies are integral undergraduate and graduate five-year studies. In order to gain the degree students need to collect 300 ECTS credits.

 

For students of other Departments

Various courses in physics are organised at the Department for students of other Departments (of Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, and Geophysics).