Physics plays a key role in natural sciences and technology, and trained physicists stand out due to their high level of flexibility. They are highly qualified specialists who work in many different areas of industry, business and science. Physicists are seen as universal problem solvers in innovative fields and work primarily in the natural sciences and technology.
This bachelor’s programme in physics is offered in collaboration with the University of Graz, providing a sound and broad education in fundamental physics subjects. This six-semester bachelor programme focusses on the core areas of physics, ranging from mechanics and quantum mechanics to electrodynamics, thermodynamics and solid state physics. Students are also taught the skills needed to use important physics methods, such as mathematical models, physical measurement methods, modelling concepts and computer assisted investigation of physical questions.
They develop analytical thinking skills and abstraction skills, making them into sought-after all-rounders in high tech sectors. Students can choose from two specialisations (general physics and technical physics), which complete the bachelor programme.
Building on the bachelor’s programme in Physics, the English-language master’s programme in Technical Physics at Graz University of Technology and Karl-Franzens University Graz provides scientific, technical training in physics. Beyond the core topics of physics, the programme also covers practical subjects of relevance to technology and includes courses in business and entrepreneurship.
The master’s programme in Technical Physics provides ample scope for individual specialisation. The following advanced physics modules are available:
Building on the bachelor’s programme in Physics, the English-language master’s programme in Physics at Karl-Franzens University Graz and Graz University of Technology provides scientific training in physics covering a particularly wide range of subjects. The programme combines well-founded general physics training with practical application and great scope for individual specialisation.
Advanced training is possible in one of the following five fields:
Atmospheric Physics and Climate
Space Physics and Aeronomy
Theoretical and Computational Physics
In addition to these suggested fields of advanced training, students can also put their modules together on a flexible basis.