Studies

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Following please find a short overview about the study programmes concerning the Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Bachelor's Programme Physics

The standard duration of the bachelor's programme physics at the University of Innsbruck is 6 semesters or 180 ECTS-Credits. The Theoretical Physics acutally offers the following obligatory modules:

2nd Semester

  • Mathematical Methods of Physics 1

3rd Semester

  • Theoretical Physics 1 (Mechanics)
  • Mathematical Methods of Physics 2

4th Semester

  • Theoretical Physics 2 (Quantum Theory)

5th Semester

  • Theoretical Physics 3 (Electrodynamics)

6th Semester

 

Additionally, every winter semester we offer the course "Computational Physics" as elective module.

Master's Programme Physics

The standard duration of the master's programme physics at the University of Innsbruck is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits. The Master's programme includes the following four areas of research focus:

Quantum Physics (Q)

  • (a) Experimental Physics (QEXP)
  • (b) Theoretical Physics (QTH)

Ion, Plasma- and Applied Physics (I)

  • (a) Experimental Physics (IEXP)
  • (b) Theoretical Physics (ITH)

Astro- and Particle Physics (AT)

  • (a) Astro Physics (ATA)
  • (b) Particle Physics (ATT)

Computational Physics (CP)

Master's Programme at the Institute for Theoretical Physics

Our different research groups cover one or more of the following sections:

  • QTH
  • ITH
  • ATT
  • CP

 

The modules stated below are actually offered or supervised by the Theoretical Physics and are obligatory modules for one or more of the above mentioned sections.

1st Semester

  • Basic Concepts in Research: Quantum Physics
  • Mathematical Methods of Physics 3 (QTH, ITH, CP, evtl. ATT)
  • Theory of Relativity (QTH, ITH, evtl. ATT)

 2nd Semester

  • Quantum Physics II (QEXP, QTH)
  • Theoretical Quantum Optics (QTH)
  • Mechanics of Continua and Theoretical Plasma Physics (ITH)

3rd Semester

  • Theoretical Quantum Information (QTH)
  • Condensed Matter Theory (QTH)
  • Practical Research in Theoretical Quantum Physics (QTH)
  • Practical Research in Theoretical Ion, Plasma and Energy Physics (ITH)

4th Semester

  • Master’s Thesis

  

Seminar (Q) / Seminar (I) / Seminar (AT) as well as special lectures from different areas of Theoretical Physics are offered continuously.