Master of Science in Physics

The Master of Science in Physics program is designed to serve and support the UAE strategic needs in various areas which include, but are not limited to: nuclear energy, semiconductor industry, Medical Physics, Aerospace industry, Nanophysics and Nanotechnology. The program aims at preparing its graduates for professional and leadership positions in industrial, educational and governmental institutions.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate insightful understanding of advanced topics in physics.
  • Demonstrate critical awareness of recent developments in physics.
  • Manage their own learning and professional development and make use of appropriate literature, research articles and other primary sources.
  • Plan and conduct a research project in specified time duration under supervision.
  • Evaluate and solve complex real-world scientific problems both systematically and creatively.
  • Analyze, interpret and publicize their research findings and defend their conclusions before specialists and non-specialist audiences.
  • Consistently and sensitively manage highly complex ethical issues leading to informed, fair and valid decisions.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 30 hours

College of Science

Required Courses (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
COSC501Research Methods1.00
COSC502Ethics of Scientific Research1.00
COSS633Seminar  10.00
STAT503Applied Statistics2.00
1 : Min CH:0 to Max CH:3 (Taken Twice)



Required Courses (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHYS515Methods of Mathematical Physics3.00
PHYS525Quantum Physics I3.00
PHYS530Electrodynamics I3.00

Elective Courses (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHYS541Atomic Physics3.00
PHYS542Introduction to Astrophysics3.00
PHYS543Laser Physics3.00
PHYS545Analytical Mechanics3.00
PHYS552Nuclear Physics3.00
PHYS555Introduction to Plasma Physics3.00
PHYS560Elementary Particle Physics3.00
PHYS571Radiation Physics3.00
PHYS574Physics of Radiotherapy3.00
PHYS575Physics of Semiconductors3.00
PHYS576Physics of Nuclear Medicine3.00
PHYS578Diagnostics Radiology3.00
PHYS614Modern Statistical Physics3.00
PHYS616Experimental Condensed Matter Physics3.00
PHYS705Quantum Physics II3.00
PHYS622Solid-State Physics I3.00
PHYS625Group & Representation Theory3.00
PHYS730Electrodynamics II3.00
PHYS635General Relativity3.00
PHYS660Methods in Experimental Particle Physics3.00
PHYS672Medical Imaging & Instrumentation3.00
PHYS675Imaging Science3.00
PHYS678Magnetic Resonance Imaging & Spectro3.00
PHYS698Selected Topics I3.00



Required Course (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
COSR699Thesis  20.00
2 : Min CH:0 to Max CH:6