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Field of Study

Physics

Master of Science

Study fundamental natural laws and demonstrate how and why things work at scales ranging from the sub-nuclear, through the everyday, and onto the entire cosmos.

Gain advanced knowledge in areas such as quantum physics and astrophysics using experimental, theoretical and computational methods.

This field is designed for students who have a substantial background in physics at the undergraduate level.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for physics and astronomy

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for materials science

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Industry researcher
  • University academic
  • Nuclear physicist
  • Computing specialist
  • Health researcher
  • Materials engineer
  • Materials scientist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (postgraduate)

$76K–$87K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Advanced Research Project
  • Extended Research Project
  • Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
  • Dynamics, Chaos & Special Relativity
  • Advanced Computational Physics
  • Laser Physics & Quantum Optics
  • Fields in Physics
  • Frontiers in Astrophysics

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