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MSc (Physics)

 

Objectives of the programmes

The main objectives of the postgraduate training in Physics are:

• Capacity Building. To train Physicists who are needed in the various work force sectors.

• Knowledge. To impart more advanced knowledge and keep up to date with new advances in Physics beyond the undergraduate level.

• Research. To impart research skills and encourage research leading to new knowledge and solutions of problems related to industry and soci-ety needs in general.

Entrance Requirements:

Admission into the Masters of Science in Physics Degree Programme is governed by the general Makerere University and Faculty of Science entrance requirements for Postgraduate Courses. In particular a candidate should be in possession of at least a Second Class honours degree, from a recognised University or Institution, in Physics or Physics combined with another subject.

Candidates seeking admission to a particular area of specialisation within the programme must show competence (such as having offered subjects closely related to the area as part of an honours degree programme) in such an area.

Candidates with lower qualifications will be considered for admission provided they have demonstrated academic growth in Physics and/or in the area of specialisation they are seeking admission to.

Type of Programme

The MSc. (Physics) is conducted by Coursework and Dissertation. A student is expected to select an area of specialisation. Each such area of specialisation has three Core Courses, and in addition to the Core Courses, a student will select two courses from the electives to make up 5 courses to be done in year 1, semester 1 & 2.
During the Second Year, Semesters 1 & 2, a student will be required to carry out research in his/her area of specialisation and to submit an acceptance dissertation.

Duration

The minimum duration of the Programme is two (2) years and the maximum is five years. Each semester shall comprise 15 weeks of teaching/study and 2 weeks for examinations. Students will have a break of 4 weeks between the two semesters.

 

Graduate Course Units

Course Code

        Course Name

Credit Units (CU)

PHY6108

        Computer Science

2

PHY6101

        Mathematical Physics

2

PHY6102

        Classical Mechanics

2

PHY6106

        Statistical Mechanics

3

PHY6203

        Material Science

3

PHY6203

        Advanced Quantum Mechanics I

2

PHY6205

        Classical Electrodynamics I

2

PHY6104

        Energy Physics

2

PHY6103

        Solid State Physics

                              3

 

Years: 
3