Academic regulations 2017-

Physics

The programme must contain further advanced study elements within physics of a scope, including Master's thesis, of at least 90 ECTS (at least 75 ECTS when part 2 of the subsidiary subject is included), comprising:

  • Student colloquium (5 ECTS)
  • 2 RomanII courses
  • one additional RomanII-course or, if the programme includes part 2 of a subsidiary subject: Physical Experiments for Teachers (5 ECTS) and Science Education (5 ECTS)
  • if part 2 of a non-scientific subsidiary subject is included: Statistical Physics & Solid State Physics (10 ECTS) and Nuclear- & Particle Physics (5 ECTS)
  • if the thesis is 30 ECTS: either another 3 RomanII courses, a supplementary subject from a different field of study (of which early parts may be contained in the bachelor's programme, a maximum of 30 ECTS may be included in the master's degree programme), a stay abroad (at least 30 ECTS) or part 2 of a subsidiary subject

The total extent of study elements within physics in the programme, including the study elements within physics in the qualifying Bachelor’s degree programme, must be at least 180 ECTS. The thesis contributes 30-60 ECTS.

The RomanII courses, all 10 ECTS, that form part of the compulsory course programme are:

  • Astrophysics II *
  • Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics II
  • Quantum Mechanics II
  • Particle Physics II
  • Solid State Physics II
  • Nuclear Physics II
  • Quantum Engineering II

If a foreign stay is included in the program, the requirement of three Roman II courses may in some cases be relaxed to a requirement of two, without the foreign stay holding a course that corresponds exactly, in extent and content, to one of the above Roman II courses. It will be a requirement for this relaxation that the complete Master's programme has a breadth and depth equivalent to what is guaranteed by inclusion of three Roman II courses and within the same subjects. Deviation from the requirement of three Roman II courses is handled individually upon application to the responsible for the Master's programme (pt. Allan Sørensen).

Astronomy

The programme must contain further advanced study elements within astronomy of a scope, including Master's thesis, of at least 90 ECTS, comprising:

  • Student colloquium (5 ECTS)
  • Astrophysics II, if the qualifying Bachelor’s degree programme does not contain a significant component of astronomy, corresponding to the optional extra (20 ECTS) of the  Bachelor’s degree programme in physics at Aarhus University
  • 3 graduate courses selected from among the six named below
  • If the thesis is 30 ECTS: either an additional 3 graduate courses among the 6 named below, an additional 0-2 of these courses as well as projects rooted in the courses named below and continuing the course activities totalling 30 ECTS, or a supplementary subject from a different field of study (of which early parts may be contained in the bachelor's programme, a maximum of 30 ECTS may be included in the master's degree program), or a stay abroad (at least 30 ECTS)

The total extent of study elements within physics and astronomy in the programme along with the study elements of physics and astronomy in the qualifying Bachelor’s degree programme must be at least 180 ECTS. The thesis contributes 30-60 ECTS.

The advanced courses, all 10 ECTS, that form part of the compulsory course programme are:

  • Astrophysics II*
  • Exoplanets
  • Galaxy Evolution and the Milky Way
  • Nuclear Physics II
  • Advanced Cosmology
  • Advanced Stellar Evolution

* Can not be included if the qualifying Bachelor’s degree programme contains a significant component of astronomy, corresponding to the elective course option (20 ECTS) on the  Bachelor’s degree programme in physics at Aarhus University

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