Asked 7th Sep, 2023

Why is it that only English universities only offer physics Masters required with current research's mathematical techniques and principles?

Most masters focus on general review of qm, classical mechanics, assesing students skills in classical yet heneric and self-value calculative and interpreting capabilities.
The English MSc's on the other hand, provide an introduction to the physical principles and mathematical techniques of current research in:
general relativity
quantum gravity
quantum f. Theory
quantum information
cosmology and the early universe
There is also a particular focus on topics reflecting research strengths.
Graduates are more well equiped to contribute to research and make impressive ph. D dissertations.
Of course instructors that teach masters are working in classical and quantum gravity, geometry and relativity, to take the theoretical physics sub-domain, in all universities but the emphasis on current research's mathematical techniques and principles is only found in English university'masters offerings.

All Answers (3)

Juan Weisz
formerly conicet and universidad nacional del litoral
If they do that its not so comon. Research is only really heavy with Ph. D. degrees.
However advanced lab work or elective courses closer to research is probably
offered at Masters level. Thats fine. If they go through required courses, the elective ones are fine.
I suspect only large departments can offer such variety.
Academic course work and research are very different ball games, at some stage you have to make
a transition.
Philippos Afxentiou
University of Nicosia
Μr Verch indeed My research, which was not fully developped at the time I asked my question, showed that this the case.
Still, a 30% offer the classic calculative phys quantities - based skills of big 4 (and less conceptual understanding assesment or less actual "doing the science" skills of qm, CM, statistical and thermal. Physics) which trends to be considered classic masters structilure or outdated.
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