The key features of the Mathematical and Theoretical Physics program are:
|Modes and duration
Full time: 2 years
No tuition fee for applicants who pass the selection process
Master of Science in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics
|Language of instruction
The program is accredited by the Russian Government, certificate №3539 from April 07, 2021.
License №2880 from February 05, 2020.
Field of Science and Technology
Relevant Bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent in mathematics, applied mathematics and physics.
It is expected that applicants to Track A of the program should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following topics:
Applicants to Track B must demonstrate excellent knowledge of:
|English language requirements
If your education was not conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
Solid knowledge of theoretical physics and the ability to apply it in order to perform reliable calculations of real physical effects are crucially important for the valuable interpretation of new experimental findings as well as for the development of successful ideas towards new technological applications.
Aim and objectives
The program is aimed first and foremost at giving researchers a grounding in mathematics and deep knowledge of mathematical physics. It also offers students the chance to pursue an in-depth study of the fundamental models of modern theoretical physics. Students are expected to take part in research projects alongside eminent specialists, teachers, and foreign colleagues specially invited to participate. The crux of our students’ scientific career involves compulsory scientific seminars and mandatory attendance at summer and winter scientific schools.
This program has no analogs abroad and can be compared only with the Master’s program in mathematical physics at the Department of Mathematics of the Higher School of Economics (HSE). That said, the programs at Skoltech and the HSE do not compete with each other. In fact, they complement each other. An agreement signed by Skoltech and the HSE combines the programs and they are organized and run as a consolidated educational program.
The main scope of the Theoretical Physics program is to provide top-level education and professional training for specialists in the field of contemporary theoretical physics, with emphasis placed on condensed matter theory. Solid knowledge of theoretical physics and the ability to apply it in order to perform reliable calculations of real physical effects are crucially important for the valuable interpretation of new experimental findings as well as for the development of successful ideas towards new technological applications. Graduates of the program should have the skills of a modern researcher in this field and meet the highest professional requirements of leading Russian and international research and educational centers. They must have a broad professional vision, know the relevant methodological approaches, and have sufficient skills to participate in research projects.
The key tenets of our Mathematical and Theoretical Physics educational program are compulsory scientific seminars (including student seminars) and a strong scientific community. Students study tailored, individual courses approved by their supervisors, who determine the range of selected courses depending on the specific area of the student’s scientific study. We put emphasis on students’ independent scientific study that encourages their rapid fundamental scientific (and career) growth.
MSc Program Structure
Learning and professional outcomes
A successful graduate of the program will know and be able to:
A successful graduate of the program will know and will be able to use:
Main research directions: