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Physics focuses on research and it is one of the oldest academic disciplines that are taught throughout different stages of education. The field primarily focuses on classical, relativistic and quantum mechanics and the on the quantum field theory. Physics degrees focus on explaining the phenomena people observe and experience and, through its discoveries, it has strong influences on mathematics, philosophy, geology and engineering. Humanity owes some of the greatest discoveries of modern society to developments in the field of physics, leading to the creation of lasers, TV, radio, computers, DNA, or nuclear science.

Also known as “the knowledge of nature”, the study of physics makes a significant difference through contributions in technology and theoretical breakthroughs. A Bachelor’s degree in physics includes the study of atoms, condensed matter, optics, astrophysics and many others. Master’s degrees in physics, concentrate more on research and lab experiments, helping students develop essential analytical, problem solving and communication skills.

Strongly connected to mathematics, physics is a field that brings inviting career prospects for those who wish to become lecturers, geophysicists, meteorologists, patent attorneys, researchers or even work for the government.

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Suggested Short Courses in Physics

Short Course The Quantum World

If you're interested in the fundamental laws of modern physics and how mathematics is used to state and apply these laws, The Quantum World module from The Open University UK  is for you. It surveys the physical principles, mathematical techniques and interpretation of quantum theory.

United Kingdom
Short Course Advanced Soil Physics

The Advanced Soil Physics course from Aarhus University is designed to give the student an in-depth understanding of the soil as a three-phase system (solid, liquid, gas).

Denmark
Short Course Options in Astronomy

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in Astronomy, such as "Space Exploration and Astrobiology: The Search for Life in the Cosmos", "A Short Tour of the Universe Guided by Einstein and Others" and "Fundamentals of Contemporary Astronomy: Planets, Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe".

United States