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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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Certificate Theoretical Physics

Theoretical Physics is an advanced undergraduate course in thermal and statistical physics, quantum mechanics and electrodynamics, from Utrecht Summer School. Complemented with a lecture series by Utrecht University researchers on current topics in various fields of theoretical physics.

Netherlands
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
Certificate Physics of the Climate System

The Physics of the Climate System course is offered at Utrecht Summer School. Physics of the Climate System addresses how the laws of physics affect our climate. The Summer Course focuses on the following topics: the interaction of radiation with atmospheric constituents, the circulation in the atmosphere, and the circulation in the oceans. The fundamental physics taught during this course are at the basis of correct understanding of current global warming and climate change.

Netherlands