Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics

 

Qualification awarded Master in Physical Sciences
Field of study Physics
Faculty Faculty of Physics
Study area Physical Sciences
Length of the programme (years) 2 years (4 semesters) 
Scope of programme (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Language of instruction English
Location Vilnius, Lithuania
Starting date 1st September
Tuition fee for EU students to be confirmed
for Non-EU students 4000 EUR/year
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WHY STUDY THEORETICAL PHYSICS AND ASTROPHYSICS AT VILNIUS UNIVERSITY?

Present technologies of multi scale supercomputing in a broad range of problems require specialists with original and creative mindset reinforced by scientific theoretical tools of material science. Such people are able to develop models, perform computations, analyse data and come up with ideas of improvement based on efficiency as dictated by rationale of physical science. Our program prepares such specialists. This is achieved by learning latest "unfinished" subjects of theoretical physics and practicing scientific research interfaced with supercomputing and emerging quantum computing.

COURSE INFORMATION

During four semesters of studies, students get hands onto parallel computing methods for scientific applications, computational optimization approaches and artificial intelligence as compulsory courses. Apart from that, they can choose from a range of theoretical physics and astrophysics courses, which include mathematical modeling, non-local mathematical physics, physical kinetics, spectrometry, data mining, star atmospheres, advanced statistical physics, response theory, cosmology, quantum theory of atoms and molecules, quantum information, low temperature physics, quantum thermodynamics, physics of galaxies. In addition to that, every semester students join research groups for practice and experiencing the research.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Bachelor degree or its equivalent in Physics, Engineering or Technologies;
  • English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (Internationally recognized certificate or Skype interview)
  • The selection criterion is based on the weighted average of all grades recorded in the transcript of your academic report.

Additional points could be obtained for scientific publications and scientific conference presentations.

INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY

Students can participate in ERASMUS+ mobility programme or use VU’s Bilateral cooperation agreements which give an opportunity to study at VU’s Partner Universities or do internship abroad.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our graduates are welcome in strategical positions in various companies: data mining and analysis, decision-making and optimization. Positions range from financial organizations, public administration, and international businesses. Joining academic and research institutions worldwide guarantees carrier in academic area. Software development in R&D companies.

 

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ACADEMIC CONTACT

Prof. Darius Abramavičius

ADMISSION CONTACT

Admission Office

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