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Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main courses
  • Professional English
  • Professional German
  • Professional Spanish
  • Professional French
  • Professional Russian
  • History and Methodology of Physics
  • Scientific Seminar
  • Problems of Modern Philosophy
  • Seminar on Graduation Projects
  • Current Problems of Physics
  • Digital Culture: Technology and Security (eLearning)
  • Theory and Practice of Countering Corrupt Behaviour and Manifestations of Extremism (online course)
  • Business Administration (online course)
Our advantages
  • The master's programme ‘Physics’ makes it possible to receive a fundamental physical education and become a highly qualified researcher. They will be able to use cutting-edge physical and mathematical methods in a wide range of natural sciences and in various industries
  • Students have an opportunity to build their individual educational paths, covering not only chosen branches of physics, but also interdisciplinary fields. Training and research supervision are carried out by highly qualified lecturers, each of whom combines teaching and research
  • During the training, students master the advanced fields of physics, and then deepen their fundamental knowledge with practical research work using upscale cutting-edge equipment
  • The programme training provides professional research skills using sophisticated experimental equipment. Graduates of the programme are well-prepared to continue their education in doctoral programmes. The quality and level of training of graduates gives them the start to a successful scientific career
Future career
Our graduates can work as
  • Design engineer
  • Head of design engineering department
  • Expert in research and engineering
  • Specialist in computer-aided design of technological processes
Organisations where our graduates work
  • National Research Center 'Kurchatov Institute’
  • The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
  • State corporations: ROSCOSMOS, ROSATOM
  • Institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences: St Petersburg Department of Steklov Mathematical Institute, Institute of Macromolecular Compounds, Ioffe Institute
  • R&D and production organisations: JSC Atomenergoproekt, JSC Gidropribor, Krylov State Research Centre
  • IT companies: Google, Yandex, Doctor Web, Siemens, EURECA
International relations

St Petersburg University has signed long-term cooperation agreements with the following foreign institutions:

  • The Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics (Germany)
  • Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (Finland)
  • The University of Iceland, the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences (Iceland)

Additionally, there is an opportunity for short-term student exchanges and internships within the framework of existing working contacts with numerous foreign universities and scientific institutions (such as the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Switzerland) and the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Italy)).

Main areas of research
  • Wave electromagnetic and acoustic processes and their research methods
  • Computational physics and automated scientific applications
  • Quantum mechanics of atoms, molecules and solids
  • Coherent optics
  • Coherent phonons and nuclear magnetic resonance in solids
  • Magnetic resonance – Physical aspects and applications
  • Modelling and monitoring of planetary atmospheres
  • Molecular biophysics
  • Molecular optics
  • Neutron and synchrotron physics
  • Optical spectroscopy of solids
  • Statistical theory of inhomogeneous systems
  • Theoretical and applied spectroscopy of molecular systems
  • The theory of interaction of elementary particles and quantum field theory
  • Tomographic imaging technologies in modern medical diagnostics
  • Physics of the Earth
  • Physics of polymers and liquid crystals
  • Physics of semiconductors and dielectrics
  • Solar-terrestrial physics
  • Physical optics and lasers
  • Photonics of heterogeneous and condensed systems
  • Experimental and theoretical study of atomic nuclei properties
  • Electronics of nanosystems