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 Objectives

  • A robust background in concepts and solving skills in fundamental Physics.
  • The capability to research a topic in contemporary Physics.
  • The capability to communicate finds.

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 Methods1.000
COSC502Ethics of Scientific Research1.000
COSS633Seminar  10.000 - 3.000
STAT503Applied Statistics2.000
1 : (Taken Twice)



Required Courses (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHYS515Methods of Mathematical Physics3.000
PHYS525Quantum Physics I3.000
PHYS530Electrodynamics I3.000

Elective Courses (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHYS541Atomic Physics3.000
PHYS542Introduction to Astrophysics3.000
PHYS543Laser Physics3.000
PHYS545Analytical Mechanics3.000
PHYS552Nuclear Physics3.000
PHYS555Introduction to Plasma Physics3.000
PHYS560Elementary Particle Physics3.000
PHYS571Radiation Physics3.000
PHYS574Physics of Radiotherapy3.000
PHYS575Physics of Semiconductors3.000
PHYS576Physics of Nuclear Medicine3.000
PHYS578Diagnostics Radiology3.000
PHYS614Modern Statistical Physics3.000
PHYS616Experimental Condensed Matter Physics3.000
PHYS705Quantum Physics II3.000
PHYS622Solid-State Physics I3.000
PHYS625Group & Representation Theory3.000
PHYS730Electrodynamics II3.000
PHYS635General Relativity3.000
PHYS660Methods in Experimental Particle Physics3.000
PHYS672Medical Imaging & Instrumentation3.000
PHYS675Imaging Science3.000
PHYS678Magnetic Resonance Imaging & Spectro3.000
PHYS698Selected Topics I3.000



Required Course (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
COSR699Thesis  20.000 - 6.000
2 : Min CH:0 to Max CH:6