In the Master's Programme in Technical Physics, you will receive an advanced training in physics specially tailored for applied, industrial and medical research.
The programme focuses on properties of condensed matter, including semiconductors, superconductors, functional magnetic materials, and nanostructures which are vital for technological applications in today's world.
The programme offers first-year students three internship places at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, where physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Duration of internship is three months.
The Master's Programme in Technical Physics enables students to participate in cutting-edge research projects in physics in collaboration with international groups.
You will acquire:
- knowledge about basic theory, and computational and experimental methods in modern physics;
- skills to apply the concepts you learn to new problems, perform pilot simulations and experiments to tackle new phenomena, operate experimental setups, manage data, estimate errors and uncertainties, and communicate new concept in physics effectively;
- competences to learn and work independently, familiarity with innovation, and novel opportunities in areas such as materials science, nanotechnology, information technology, healthcare, water/air purification and clean energy;
- a professional network, for example, having access to CERN and to prestigious laboratories, universities, industries around the world.
Degree structure and studies
The Master's Programme in Technical Physics is a two-year programme. It leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.), which is 120 ECTS credits.
The programme includes advanced specialisation, minor and elective studies as well as a Master's thesis.
The programme offers first-year students three internship places at CERN. Students apply for the internship at the end of January through the Helsinki Institute of Physics HIP summer student programme. Over a period of three months, selected students will work on an advanced technical project as part of an experimental team such as Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) at Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
With a degree in technical physics, you will have an excellent starting point for a career in scientific research, engineering, business, finance and IT.
After graduation, you can find placement in e.g. the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland or join health care or technology companies and startups.
Other jobs possibilities for technical physics graduates include finance or venture capital related to high-technology industries.
You can also start an academic career at the LUT Doctoral School.
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