Master's in

Physics

Research Focus
  • Schedule
    Daytime schedule
  • ECTS Credits
    120
  • Language
    French
  • Location
    Mons

Description

The 120-credit Master’s degree in Physics provides solid training in physics, paving the way for numerous careers, including those in public and private research. This programme has two options: Fundamental Interactions and Materials Science. 

Access conditions

Do you already have a higher education qualification obtained in the French Community? Use our search tool to check whether your qualification grants you admission onto this Master’s degree and, if so, under what conditions. 

Target audience

Holders of a Bachelor’s in Physics. 

Program and structure

Fundamental Interactions option 

The Master’s degree in Physics (Fundamental Interactions) trains future graduates in the fundamental laws of the Universe (astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics, particle physics, theoretical physics of fundamental interactions, plasma physics, etc.). It can lead to careers not only in research through the F.R.S-FNRS or other research centres and institutes in the world (e.g. CERN, NASA…), but also to professions beyond traditional research in fundamental physics, such as teaching, financial analyst, senior management, etc. Indeed, by learning the elementary laws that govern our Universe, students of this Master’s programme learn to develop an analytical and creative mind, as well as an understanding of mathematical tools that allow them to develop models describing complex systems. The programme consists of two blocks totalling 120 credits, divided into general courses worth 5 credits, specific courses worth 30 credits, a personal project worth 15 credits, optional courses totalling 40 credits and a dissertation worth 30 credits. 

Materials Science option 

The Master’s degree in Physics (Materials Science) provides future graduates with training focused on the study of materials (semiconductors, nanotechnology, micro-fluidics, biotechnology, surfaces and interfaces, simulation techniques, etc.). It naturally leads to careers in materials science: 

  • In academic research institutions such as the FNRS, ESA, or in universities 
  • In industrial research centres such as Solvay, AGC Flat Glass, Rhodia, Thales, Avery Dennison… As a manager in many large private companies and SMEs. 

The programme consists of two blocks totalling 120 credits, divided into general courses worth 5 credits, specific courses worth 30 credits, a personal project worth 15 credits, optional courses totalling 40 credits and a dissertation worth 30 credits. 

Distribution of Credits 

  • Research-specific courses  
  • Compulsory placement (Fundamental Interactions or Materials Science)  
  • Compulsory courses  
  • Electives  
  • Dissertation  

Teaching profile

The programme description defines the expected learning outcomes at the end of the cycle (Bachelor's, Master's, etc.). The programme description defines the expected learning outcomes, i.e. what the student should know, understand and be able to achieve at the end of a learning activity, a teaching unit or a study cycle (Bachelor's, Master's, etc.). Learning outcomes are defined in terms of knowledge, expertise and soft skills. 

At the end of the course, students will be able to: 

  • Have a firm grasp of specialist knowledge 
  • Communicate information clearly and accurately 
  • Collaborate and work in a team 
  • Develop personally and professionally 
  • Have a rigorous and creative scientific approach 

For more information, consult the programme description for this study cycle below (in French). 

PROF-ENS-M2-PHYSFA.pdf

Opportunities

Fundamental Interactions option 

After obtaining the Master's degree in Physics (Fundamental Interactions), graduates can find a job in public or private research centres or embark on a PhD in science. Various Advanced Master's programmes are also available, such as those in medical physics, climatology, astrophysics, etc. 

Materials Science option 

After obtaining the Master's degree in Physics (Materials Science), graduates can find a job in public or private research centres or embark on a PhD in science. Various Advanced Master's programmes are also available, such as those in medical physics, nanotechnology, etc. 

About this training

Sector
Science and Technology
Field
Sciences

Contact us for more info

Secrétariat des études
+32 (0)65 37 33 01