Career opportunities

Physicists become employed within a large number of areas from finance and hospitals to engineering companies and public administration. After a master's programme, you will in addition to a firm understanding of physics, also have acquired a significant amount of training in analytical methods and thinking, furthermore programming and use of advanced computer tools. Such knowledge and skills are important in order to understand and analyze phenomenons and processes in nature. Additionally knowledge and insights in physics are fundamental regarding modern high technology, and economists also acquire mathematical models from physics. 

Many work tasks and carreer paths will be open. Some examples include research and development within the private and public sector, management and research administration, programming and development in the computer industry, medical physicists, in addition to teaching and imparting.

Some of the employers of graduates include: The Norwegian Veritas (DNV), Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, Oslo University Hospital, State Radiation Protection, Norwegian Hydro, Telenor, Norwegian Cancer Society, Norwegian Metrology Service, SINTEF, IDEAS, Inventura Tech, Accenture, Statoil, IBM, IFE, hospitals and x-ray institutes.

The master's programme i physics may prepare you for further ph.d.-studies in physics, and depending on specialization, also within adjacent areas such as electronics and material science.

By completing a one-year programme in Practical Pedagogical Education (in Norwegian) you will qualify to work as a lecturer in schools.

You can find more information regarding each single study:

  • Biological and Medical Physics
  • Physics Didactics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Materials, Nanophysics and Quantum Technology
  • Space Physics and Technology
  • Theoretical Physics
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Published May 23, 2017 12:28 PM - Last modified Sep. 14, 2017 12:33 PM