Programs leading to a M.Sc. degree in physics

The Department of Physics at University of Tehran hosts an extensive master’s program covering various disciplines. The department offers master’s degree in physics for students interested in careers in industry, government, as well as, research and teaching positions.

The number of students is kept to a minimum so as to maintain appropriate supervision and support. The department encourages a close interaction between the students and the faculty members at all times. The department pursues an active research program in the following areas;

  • Atomic & Molecular Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Gravitation & Astrophysics
  • Nano Physics
  • Nuclear Physics

The minimum requirement for the M.Sc. degree is a total of 32 credit-hours. 12 hours of credit are given in advanced Quantum Mechanics, Electrodynamics and Statistical Mechanics. Two hours of seminar are required and 6 hours of credit are given for the thesis. In consultation with their advisers, the students shall select at least 12 additional credits in areas of their interest. The program is normally completed in two years.

The following courses are required for a M.Sc. degree in physics:

 

Common Courses for all fields (12 Credits)
Course list Credits
Advanced Quantum Mechanics I 3
Advanced Quantum Mechanics II 3
Advanced Statistical Mechanics I 3
Electrodynamics I 3
Atomic & Molecular Physics
Required specialized courses (6 credits)
Course list Credits
Advanced Atomic-Molecular Lab I 1
Advanced Optics 3
Computational Physics 2
Elective specialized courses (no less than 6 credits)
Spectroscopy 3
Advanced Plasma Physics I 3
Fourier Optics 3
Special Topics in Atomic-Molecular 3
Advanced Atomic-Molecular Lab II 1
Quantum Optics 3
Advanced Laser 3
Electrodynamics II 3
Advanced Plasma Physics II 3
Accelerator Physics 3
Elementary Fiber Optics Physics 3
The Interaction of Light with Matter 3
Condensed Matter Physics
Required specialized courses (6 credits)
Course list Credits
Advanced Solid State Physics I 3
Computational Physics 2
Advanced Solid State Lab I 1
Elective specialized courses (no less than 6 credits)
Advanced Solid State Physics II 3
Physics and 3
Physics of Surface 3
Advanced Crystallography 3
Advanced Superconductivity 3
Magnetic Properties of Solids 3
Nanostructure of matter 3
Special Topics in Solid State 3
Advanced Solid State Lab II 1
Elementary Particle Physics
Required specialized courses (6 credits)
Course list Credits
Quantum Field Theory I 3
Advanced Elementary Particle Physics I 3
Elective specialized courses (no less than 6 credits) 3
Advanced Classical Mechanics 3
Electrodynamics II 3
Advanced Mathematical Physics 3
Gravitation I 3
Special Topics in Elementary Particle 3
Advanced Statistical Mechanics II 3
Computational Physics 2
Advanced Nuclear Lab I 1
Cosmology 3
Advanced Elementary Particle Physics II 3
Gravitation & Astrophysics
Required specialized courses (6 credits)
Course list Credits
Gravitation I 3
Cosmology I 3
Elective specialized courses (no less than 6 credits)
Gravitation II 3
Quantum Field Theory I 3
Electrodynamics II 3
Advanced Mathematical Physics 3
Relativistic Astronomy 3
Advanced Classical Mechanics 3
Special Topics in Gravitation 3
Cosmology II 3
Advanced Elementary Particle Physics II 3
Computational Physics 3
Advanced Nuclear Lab. I 3
Nano Physics
Required specialized courses (6 credits)
Course list Credits
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Nuclear Physics
Required specialized courses (6 credits)
Course list Credits
Advanced Nuclear Physics 3
Computational Physics 3
Advanced Nuclear Lab I 3
Elective specialized courses (no less than 6 credits)
Nuclear Structure 3
Accelerator Physics 3
Nuclear Many-Body Physics I 3
Quantum Field Theory I 3
Electrodynamics II 3
Special Topics in Nuclear Physics 3
Quantum Chromodynamics I 3
High Energy Nuclear Physics 3