Abbreviation FT / PT
MSc (Physics) FT

The Department of Physics is offering a Taught Postgraduate Master of Science in the field of Physics. This is an innovative and well-designed MSc programme which aims to further equip university graduates with physics or related backgrounds for various career pathways and for coping with ever-evolving challenges. Our programme emphasizes a balanced and flexible approach, it provides students with an opportunity to learn a wide range of advanced topics in theoretical, computational and experimental physics via taught courses and a capstone research project. Through the systematic postgraduate training in selective subject areas including astronomy, condensed matter physics, device and nano-physics, photonics and quantum information science, students can deepen and broaden their understanding of physics, and gain transferable skills for both fundamental research and career prospects.

Expected graduation period for normal course of studies

Winter (November / December 2025)

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (one year, including weekdays and/or weekday evenings, with occasional concentrated teaching during weekends)

Medium of Instruction


Programme Entrance Requirements

1. A Bachelor's degree of this University, or an equivalent qualification; and

2. Applicants should possess a Bachelor's degree in a relevant science subject (e.g. Physics, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Mathematics) or an Engineering discipline; and

3. Prior knowledge in university-level electromagnetism, quantum mechanics and thermodynamics, university-level linear algebra and multi-variable calculus, basic statistics, and some computer programming experience (e.g. coding in C++, Mathematica, Matlab or Python); and

4. Applicants shall pass a qualifying examination if deemed necessary.

Programme Admissions Advisor(s)

Professor X. D. Cui & Dr Kai Ming Lee
Tel: 2859 2361
Fax: 2559 9152