Theoretical Physics

Master Fulltime studies in English Faculty of Physics and Astronomy

About the course

The two year master studies in theoretical physics provide a high-level, internationally competitive training in theoretical physics, guiding to frontiers of modern research in the following main areas:

1.    Quantum field theory and  QCD, quark gluon plasma

2.    Classical and quantum gravity

3.    Conformal field theory and bosonic string

4.    Neutrino physics

5.    Deformed Field Theory, kappa-Poincare formalism, double special relativity

6.    Supersymmetric quantum mechanics, integrable models

7.    Modern quantum mechanics, entanglement, nonlinear dynamics

8.    Many body physics and statistical mechanics

9.    Compact stars

Comprehensive and up to date introduction to modern theoretical physics is  provided in connection  to the current research conducted at the Institute of Theoretical Physics.  Students can join one of  the active groups and take part in special projects. 

The studies offer considerable flexibility and choice; you will be able to choose a path reflecting your intellectual tastes or career choices. You may prefer a broad theoretical education across subject areas or if you have already decided about your profile, you may follow a more selective path.

Currently at the Institute we have international students from the Belarus, Germany, Portugal, Ukraine, USA. 

We will  assess your performance by one or several of the following means: 

  • written exams
  • course work marked on a pass/fail basis
  • take-home papers
  • mini-projects.

The modes of assessment for a given course are decided by the course lecturer and will be published at the beginning of each academic year.

The course starts if the minimum number of three  students enrolled for the first year.

Graduate destinations

Research in mathematical and theoretical physics, industry.

Structure of the course

Students are expected to have the basic skills in physics,  mathematics and programmingobtained during the bachelor courses. The two-years' program students do not choose defined specializations at the beginning of the studies. After broad formation during compulsory:  Course I and II and Core Courses (compulsory two lectures chosen from wider set) they have opportunity to follow their individual interests by choosing among wide range of the optional courses. During the second semester students are supposed to have chosen a master thesis advisor. At this stage, the role of the advisor is to help student to choose  appropriate set of lectures.

Admission dates

Due to implementation of new Law on Higher Education planned date of system reopening is on Monday January 21st, 2019.