Learning outcomes

By having a Master of Science in Physics you are participating in a project on the frontier of international research. By being integrated in a specialized research group, you will acquire both research experience, knowledge and skills, in addition to obtaining a professional network.

After graduating you should have attained broad and solid knowledge, skills and general knowledge. This comprises:

Knowledge

You should have attained insight into physics at an advanced level, which means that after graduating you should have:

  • solid knowledge of physical theories, models and methods within your field.
  • broad knowledge of relevant experimental and computational methods.
  • broad knowledge of advanced analytical models and methods in physics.
  • an academic intuition and comprehensive understanding allowing you to present and discuss physical concepts, results and uncertainties.

Skills

After graduating you should be able to develop and apply/use advanced analytical computational and experimental methods used in physics. This comprises that you can:

  • apply existing methods on new problems.
  • carry out preliminary computational simulations and experiments to describe new phenomena/concepts.
  • apply the relevant analytical, computational and experimental methods to study the concept or hypothesis you are working on.
  • structure and depict scientific data.
  • one or more of the following:
    • develop and use measuring tools and carry out advanced experiments.
    • develop and apply analytical models.
    • implement computational methods and use existing software.               

General competence

Through your work on your project and the theoretical curriculum you will develop a professional competence. This means that after graduating you should or can:

  • have developed professional maturity and can work independently.
  • be able to communicate topics of physics to peers, experts from other disciplines and the general public.
  • plan and manage a research project.
  • be familiar with principles for commercial activity and innovation.
  • be able to reflect over and develop learning strategies.

After graduating you will have attained values and attitudes that give you the foundation/basis to develop and use your skills and knowledge in a responsible manner. This means that after graduating as a master of physics you should:

  • understand the value of pure/basic/fundamental research and applied research.
  • know about scientific demands to reproducibility and sharing of knowledge.
  • understand ethical aspects of your role as a professional, of the field of physics and its applications.
  • know how to assess the health, environment and safety aspects of your work.

Learning outcomes for students who attended this study programme Autumn 2017 or earlier.

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Published May 23, 2017 12:28 PM - Last modified Sep. 2, 2019 8:14 AM