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Physics degrees abroad

Physics is one of the most fundamental sciences, and is sometimes referred to as ‘the science of everything’. By studying a physics degree abroad, you’ll learn about matter, energy and how they interact, and how concepts like quantum physics and relatively help us understand the world around us.

The principles of physics have driven many of the latest technological advances like the current digital revolution and quantum computing. As a physics graduate not only will you learn about the structure of physical laws, but also take part in their further discovery and join the likes of Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton and Steven Hawking.

Physics is a popular subject for international students because it means having the opportunity to study the best programs the world has to offer. The best universities are hard to get into, and you’ll usually need strong academic grades in science subjects and maths.

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Physics program structure

You can study physics abroad at any degree level including bachelor's, master’s and doctorate. At the undergraduate level, you can study a BSc in physics over three or four years. Alternatively, you can study an MSci or MPhys, which lets you add an extra year to your bachelor’s program to convert it to a master’s. You can usually choose to do this after the first year.

If you already have a bachelor’s degree in a related subject, you can study a taught or research master’s in physics as an MSc or MPhil over one or two years. If you want to earn a doctorate, you can study a PhD in physics, which can take up to six years to complete.

How you’ll learn on a physics program will vary from module to module. Some will be lecture and seminar-based, and others will be more practical with laboratory sessions and group work. Most modules will assess you through a combination of exams, essays and reports, and you will usually have a dissertation to complete in your final year of a bachelor’s program.

Physics is a diverse and wide ranging subject that covers a huge number of subjects. Therefore the program content and structure of each program will differ from university to university. Here are some of the subjects and modules most physics bachelor’s programs will cover:

  • Quantum physics
  • Mathematics for physicists
  • Electromagnetism
  • Relativity and astrophysics
  • Mechanics
  • Waves and optics
  • Practical physics
  • Thermal physics

Types of physics degrees

Physics study abroad programs

Physics undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in physics

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    Computing Science/Physics - BSc University of the South Pacific, Fiji

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,905 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 FJD

    Start date
    July, February
    Show program overview about A Double Major in Computing Science / Physics
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    Physics - BA University of Colorado Denver, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    30,641 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,641 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
    Show program overview about Bachelor of Science in Pure and Applied Physics
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    Physics for Modern Technology - BSc Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,834 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,224 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
    Show program overview about Bachelor of Science, Major in Physics for Modern Technology
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    Chemistry and Physics - BSc (with placement) Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,377 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,251 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Chemistry and Physics
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    Computing Systems & Physics - BS/AdBSc (Hons) Trent University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,984 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,191 CAD

    Start date
    January, May
    Show program overview about Computing Systems & Physics

Associate in physics

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    Physics - AAS-T Big Bend Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,789 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,789 USD

    Start date
    September
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    Physical Sciences - ASc College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
    Show program overview about Physical Sciences
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    Physics - ASc Elgin Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,655 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,655 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
    Show program overview about Physics
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    Physics - ADT Riverside City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    30 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,440 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,440 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
    Show program overview about Physics
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    Physics - ASc Cuesta College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,288 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,288 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Physics

Certificate in physics

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    Physical Sciences - Cert Coast Mountain College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,240 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,127 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Physical Sciences

Pathway in physics

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    Engineering, Physical Sciences and Architecture (International Foundation Year leading to Mechanical Engineering with a Year in Industry - BEng) - UGP Cardiff University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    25,498 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,500 GBP

    Start date
    November, January, September
    Show program overview about Engineering, Physical Sciences and Architecture, International Foundation Year
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    Physical Sciences and Engineering (Foundation leading to Geography BSc) - UGP University of Aberdeen, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    23,943 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,250 GBP

    Start date
    September, November, January
    Show program overview about Physical Sciences and Engineering, Foundation

Physics graduate programs

Master's in physics

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    Physics - MSc/MST Florida Atlantic University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,456 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,456 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Physics
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    Physics - MSc University of Alberta, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,270 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,410 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Master of Science (Physics)
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    Physics - MSc University of the South Pacific, Fiji

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    4,422 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,070 FJD

    Start date
    July, February
    Show program overview about Master of Science in Physics
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    Master of Science in Physics (MSc) - MSc The University of British Columbia, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,886 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,500 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Master of Science in Physics (MSc)
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    Physics - MSc University of Ottawa, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,091 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,440 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Master of Science Physics

Doctorate in physics

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    Curriculum and Instruction: Physics - EdS/MEd Florida Atlantic University, USA
    • Online

    Program type
    Doctorate/Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,456 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,456 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
    Show program overview about Curriculum and Instruction: Physics
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    Physics - PhD Clark University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,952 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,952 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Ph.D. in Physics
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    Physics - PhD Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,669 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,669 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
    Show program overview about Physics
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    Physics - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    6 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,945 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,800 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
    Show program overview about Physics
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    Physics - PhD University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    4,179 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,099 NZD

    Start date
    June, July, August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May
    Show program overview about Physics

Diploma in physics

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    Science: Physics - PGDipSc University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    23,257 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,500 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
    Show program overview about Science: Physics

Certificate in physics

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    Secondary Education Science: Physics (Avery Hill Campus) - PGCert University of Greenwich, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,088 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,150 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Secondary Education Science with Physics, PGCE

Future physics careers

Physics is an ideal subject to study if you want to start a career in science and scientific research. A physics degree will also give you a variety of transferable skills that can open doors in a wide range of sectors, including IT, business, finance and engineering.

Some of the most popular job roles for physics graduates include:

  • Clinical scientist
  • Astronomer
  • Geophysicist
  • Meteorologist
  • Researcher
  • Science teacher
  • Systems analyst

There are a number of other roles you could pursue which may require some additional training, like accountancy or engineering.

To help you make the most of your degree, take advantage of the university’s career services who can help you work out what your options are.