Master's Programme
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
2 years (4 semesters)
Tuition fee: 
EU citizens – no fee; Non-EU citizens: to be announced
Degree awarded: 
Master of Science
Scholarships available: 
Application deadline: 
Sunday, 10 July, 2022
Day of semester start: 
Saturday, 1 October, 2022
Credits (ECTS): 
Admission requirements: 

The candidates who completed 1st cycle studies, 2nd cycle studies or long-cycle studies in the following degree programmes: physics, medical physics, technical physics, may apply for admission.

The admission criterion is the Bachelor’s, Master’s or Engineer’s degree diploma grade.

In the case when the number of candidates exceeds the limit of places, admission is decided by means of the ranking list, created on the basis of the degree diploma grade.

A study candidate is obliged to submit a relevant medical certificate confirming the lack of medical contraindications to take up studies in this degree programme.


The education in Physics at the second-degree level (2-year master's studies) is realized in English in two specializations: Fundamental and applied physics and Nanophysics and mesoscopic materials - modeling and application (Polish-French studies).

Education in both specializations is consistent with the 2020-2025 Development Strategy of the University of Silesia in Katowice and Poland's development strategy (Poland 2030). It serves the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Due to each specialization's curriculum's specificity, the relationship of the field of study with the Development Strategy, including the University mission, has been described for each specialization separately.

The Physics Master's degree program is closely related to the A. Chełkowski Institute of Physics' scientific activities. Students will participate in the Institute's activities, including regular seminars, colloquia, and workshops involving physicists worldwide. Students will also be involved in a research-level project as part of their dissertation.  The study program and scientific research will be carried out at the Chorzow campus of the Silesian University and partly within the framework of activities based on cooperation between the Institute of Physics and many prestigious institutions worldwide.

This program provides exposure to frontier physics activities and develops general transferable skills related to data analysis, research, and communication. The program leads to careers in research, teaching, and industry and develops very valued computing skills.

The educational process is carried out in an environment that supports the acquisition of knowledge, based on current trends in education (the diploma module is the central axis of education, the ability to choose the path of education following the interests of the student), teaching methods (project and problem-based learning, classes in small groups, online and hybrid forms of education that increase flexibility and the degree of interaction between the teacher and the student) and scientific and research apparatus.

The curriculum of Fundamental and Applied Physics strongly reinforces the internationalization of the University. All classes are conducted in English, which improves Polish students' language competencies and enables international students to undertake studies at the University or realize a part of the curriculum under academic exchange programs (e.g., ERASMUS +). The program also provides a possibility to serve an internship in foreign academic or scientific institutions or companies with a profile related to the specialization.

Career prospects:

The Master program in Physics at Fundamental and Applied Physics specialization offers a broad selection of courses, covering all the main topics of modern physics. The aim is to prepare graduates for various forms of a career in research institutes, R&D institutes and modern high-tech industry, as well as to continue their education at the PhD level.