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Applied Physics degrees abroad

In applied physics, the principles of physics are used to research, explain, and solve problems in engineering and technology.

Before applying scientific methods to real-world issues, you’ll build a robust understanding of topics like thermodynamics, relativity, and particle physics. You’ll explore the vital role played by physics in industry, and consider how today’s innovative research projects could transform the sector.

Studying abroad is a priceless opportunity to spark tremendous personal and professional growth. Not only will you learn from international experts and witness the cutting-edge developments taking place across the globe, but you’ll also broaden your cultural horizons and form lasting friendships.

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Applied Physics program structure

Bachelor’s degrees in applied physics traditionally last three years, or four years if you take an optional sandwich year. Completing an industrial placement as part of your BSc program is a great way to gain hands-on experience, consolidate your knowledge, and impress potential employers.

Studying as an undergraduate in the US means you’ll follow the four-year liberal arts model of education. You’ll take general education classes for the first two years of your program before focusing on applied physics courses for the latter half.

Postgraduate qualifications in applied physics are offered at several institutions around the world. An MSc typically takes one year to complete, but it can be studied over two years. A PhD will add another four to six years to your education.

To gain a solid theoretical and practical understanding of the field, you’ll attend lectures, seminars, and tutorials, as well as hands-on workshops, laboratories, and field trips. Exams, reports, presentations, and research projects are amongst the most common assessment methods.

The content of applied physics programs differs from university to university, but the following list outlines some of the core units featured by most institutions:

  • Key skills for physicians
  • Particles, waves, and quanta
  • Electricity and electronics
  • Atomic and nuclear physics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Environmental physics and nanotechnology
  • Mathematical methods and techniques
  • Materials science

Applied Physics study abroad programs

Applied physics undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in applied physics

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    Applied Physics - BSc Carleton University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,347 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,808 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Applied Physics - BA/BSc Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,742 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,742 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Applied Physics (Fredericton Campus) - BSc University of New Brunswick, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,054 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,148 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Applied Physics - BA Stockton University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,380 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,380 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Applied Physics (Polytechnic Campus) - BS Arizona State University (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,760 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,760 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Applied physics graduate programs

Master's in applied physics

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    Applied Physics - MSc University of Massachusetts, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,062 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,062 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Applied Physics - MSc University of Limerick, Ireland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,995 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,300 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Biomedical Physics - MSc Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,727 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,514 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Applied Physics - MSc RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,305 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 36,480 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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Doctorate in applied physics

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    Applied Physics - PhD RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,305 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 36,480 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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Future applied physics careers

Studying applied physics means you’ll graduate with a highly-transferable skill set and exciting employment prospects.

You could apply your analytical, mathematical, and problem-solving skills to an array of scientific fields, including energy, space, telecommunications, healthcare, and manufacturing. Here are some of the fascinating roles you could set your sights on:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Materials scientist
  • Radiologist
  • Energy engineer
  • Nanotechnologist

No matter which career path you choose to follow, participating in relevant work experience will give you a headstart. As well as supporting you with internship applications, your university’s careers office can help with CV writing, interview techniques, and postgraduate options.