M.Sc. in Physics

Program Description

The program is designed for students who wish to train as physicists with an interest in High Energy Particle Physics, Astrophysics or Biological applications. Aspects of Physics, such as quantum field theory and advanced theories in particle physics are emphasized for those who are interested in the particle physics and Astrophysics. Aspects of Physics, such as Statistical Mechanics, Optics and Spectroscopy, with increasing importance in Biology, are emphasized for those students who are interested in Biophysics. In addition, the program prepares the student for collaborative interdisciplinary research at the interface with Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics.


 Program scope

This program spans one or more of the following general areas:

  • The Fundamental Canon of contemporary Physics: Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Quantum Mechanics, and Statistical Mechanics
  • Mathematical and Computational methods and their practical implementation to solve physical and biophysical problems depending on the area of interest.


Program Educational Objectives (PEOS)

The Physical Science Program aims at providing its graduates with:

1. Comprehensive background in classical and quantum physics as well as the necessary tools required to understand high energy physics, astrophysics, and biophysics and their applications.

2. Advanced skills in the analytical and computational analysis as applied to physical problems.

3. Individualized and team-based training in the chosen area of research through joining a research group with the ability to work in major interdisciplinary research areas

4. Conferring the scientific, personal and professional skills required for the graduates of the Physical Science program towards excellent career in academia, research, education, governmental sector, industry and entrepreneurship.