Curriculum
Academic Goals
The academic goal of the graduate education in the Department of Physics is to provide the basic experimental methods and theories essential for understanding the principles of nature. We will cultivate the global leaders of the next generation in Physics.
Fields of Study
 Elementary Particle(HighEnergy) Physics
 Nuclear Physics
 Condensed Matter Physics
 Quantum Optics
 Statistical Physics
 Nonlinear Dynamics & Biophysics
Degree Requirements
Students for the master’s degree
1) Students for the master’s degree are required to complete 24 credits in total.
2) 12 credits for the core courses: Classical Mechanics (3 credits), Classical Electromagnetic Theory I (3 credits), Quantum Mechanics I (3 credits), Writing Physics Papers(3 credits)
3) The department of Physics strongly recommends that each major student follows guidelines of the standard curriculum.
4) 2 credits for Research Guideline Course(DKK500) per a semester.
Students for the doctoral degree
1) Students for the doctoral degree are required to complete 30 credits in total.
2) Students who didn’t complete core course requirements(Classical Mechanics (3 credits), Classical Electromagnetic Theory I (3 credits), Quantum Mechanics I (3 credits), Writing Physics Papers(3 credits)) in their master degree programs, they have to complete the core course requirements in their doctoral degree programs.
3) The department of Physics strongly recommends that each major student follows guidelines of the standard curriculum.
4) 2 credits for Research Guideline Course(DKK500) per a semester.
Students for the integrated masterdoctoral degree program
1) The applicants can show their intention when they apply for graduate admission or during the second semester of their master’s degree. The number of candidates for the integrated program will be determined within the total number of annual Ph. D. admissions for the Department of Physics.
2) Graduate students admitted for the integrated degree after the completion of two semesters for the master’s degree will continue their degree for the doctoral degree without writing a master’s thesis.
3) Students for the integrated program are required to complete 48 credits in total.
4) 12 credits for the core courses: Classical Mechanics (3 credits), Classical Electromagnetic Theory I (3 credits), Quantum Mechanics I (3 credits), Writing Physics Papers(3 credits)
5) The department of Physics strongly recommends that each major student follows guidelines of the standard curriculum.
6) 2 credits for Research Guideline Course(DKK500) per a semester.
7) Students who have already entered the integrated masterdoctoral degree program and subsequently decide not to complete the doctoral degree but still want to receive the master’s degree should fulfill the course credit requirements and thesis to obtain the master’s degree.
Addendum
1) Students entering a master’s degree program, a doctoral degree program and an integrated masterdoctoral degree program shall, at the commencement of their first semester, consult with their academic advisor to determine advisor designated courses. This addendum follows the constitution of the graduate school and detailed enforcement regulation for graduate school article 29 (Advisor Designated Courses).
Students who holding a bachelor’s degree in physics or having a degree with similar majors may exempt from their advisor designated courses.
2) Graduate students in a master’s degree, a doctoral degree, and an integrated master and doctoral degree program can take courses offered by other departments. However, the department of Physics admits up to 6 credits as major subjects.
3) All the other contents follow the constitution of the graduate school and detailed enforcement regulation for graduate school.
4) The above degree requirements apply to all graduate students enrolled in the spring semester 2021.
Evaluation Exam for the Academic Level
Master’s degree program
 The students should pass the evaluation exam covering 3 core courses: Classical Mechanics, Classical Electromagnetic Theory I, Quantum Mechanics I.
Major 
Core courses 

Elementary Particle (HighEnergy) Physics Nuclear Physics Condensed Matter Physics Quantum Optics Statistical Physics Nonlinear Dynamics & Biophysics 
Classical Mechanics Classical Electromagnetic Theory I Quantum Mechanics I 
Doctoral degree and integrated masterdoctoral degree program
 The students should pass the evaluation exam covering 5 core courses: Classical Mechanics, Classical Electromagnetic Theory I & II, Quantum Mechanics I & II.
Major 
Core courses 

Elementary Particle (HighEnergy) Physics Nuclear Physics Condensed Matter Physics Quantum Optics Statistical Physics Nonlinear Dynamics & Biophysics 
Classical Mechanics Classical Electromagnetic Theory I & II Quantum Mechanics I & II 
Comprehensive Exam
 The purpose of the comprehensive exam is to ensure the students are knowledgeable enough with their area of research and to estimate their basic understanding of physics.

Students who want to apply for the comprehensive exam should satisfy the following conditions:
12 credits, GPA 3.0 or higher, and pass the evaluation exam for the Master’s course
21 credits, GPA 3.0 or higher, and pass the evaluation exam for the Ph. D. course
30 credits, GPA 3.0 or higher, and pass the evaluation exam for the integrated course

All the students take the exam on four core courses from their fields. The comprehensive examination is composed of oral interview.
Major 
Core courses 

Elementary Particle (HighEnergy) Physics Nuclear Physics Condensed Matter Physics Quantum Optics Statistical Physics Nonlinear Dynamics & Biophysics 
Classical Mechanics Classical Electromagnetic Theory I Quantum Mechanics I Writing Physics Papers 