The individual courses you choose from the Master’s programme will give you knowledge and insight into physics on an advanced level, as well as further training in analytical and numerical methods. This part of your studies may also include laboratory work.
Through your work on a master's thesis, you will receive a foundation in scientific work. If you choose an experimental thesis, you will learn to develop and put together measurement equipment and conduct experiments. You will also learn a critical approach to measurement data, measuring equipment and error sources. Further work and analysis of your results will require advanced analytical methods (mathematics, statistics), and use of professional computer equipment. Electing to do theoretical work for your thesis will involve using complicated analytical models and advanced program packages. In many cases, both for theoretical and experimental thesis work, it may be necessary to write new computer programs. Although you will receive continuous supervision from skilled and experienced researchers (and other students), independent work and initiative are important ingredients in order to achieve good results.
Through studying for a master’s degree you will learn fundamental scientific working methods, how to work independently on a large-scale project, and experience in producing a clear, well-structured, critical written presentation.