Main field of study: Physics



This master program is aimed at training experts in condensed matter physics, including heterogeneous systems, functional materials, nanosystems and biological systems. Education is mainly focused on the study of physical and chemical properties such as structure, electronic structure, magnetic and optical properties, phase transitions, etc. using optical spectroscopy, magnetic resonance spectroscopy (including magnetic resonance imaging, MRI) and numerical simulation.


Compulsory courses:

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Experimental Physics
  • Numerical Methods and Programming
  • Russian as a Foreign Language


Elective courses:

  • Modeling in Condensed Matter Physics
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: Basic and Advanced Levels
  • Optical Spectroscopy of Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Electrical and Photoelectric Properties of Semiconductors


Students’ research projects within this program belong to one or more of the following areas:

  • study of condensed matter by magnetic resonance and/or optical methods;
  • development of new methods and applications of optical spectroscopy and/or magnetic resonance techniques in physics, chemistry, biology and geology;
  • MRI experiments for the purpose of diagnostic and biomolecular imaging.


Upon completion of the program students are awarded a master’s degree in physics. They can work as researchers in scientific institutions and as highly qualified engineers in high-tech industry. They can also continue their education as doctoral students at St. Petersburg State University or other higher education institutions.


To apply to this master program students must have a bachelor’s diploma or its equivalent (the number of courses in physics, mathematics and chemistry should not be less than 60% of the total (in academic hours)). The minimum English language requirements is B2.