Physics MSc

Study programme



Faculty of Natural Sciences

Further information

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Study level





MSc in Physics


Fall Semester / Spring Semester

Duration of studies (semesters)


Short description of the study programme

The four-semester MSc in Physics program provides comprehensive knowledge, built upon strong theoretical and experimental bases on a broad area of physics, supported by the facilities and scientific-tutorial background of the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Nuclear Techniques. Students can select various courses related to solid state physics, quantum physics and informatics, nanotechnology and materials science, optics and photonics, nuclear physics, as well as to medical physics.

The following specialisations are available:

– Nanotechnology and Materials Science: Fundamentals of nanoscience, materials science and nanotechnology; advanced nanofabrication techniques; cutting edge measurement methods from atomic resolution scanning probe microscopy to optical spectroscopy and magnetic resonance techniques; advanced semiconductor devices; nanophysics and quantum transport. The lectures are supplemented by advanced laboratory exercises and independent research.

– Optics and Photonics: lectures and advanced laboratory courses on: physical optics, laser physics, physics of semiconductors, photonic devices, light sources, optical materials and technology, optical measurement techniques, spectroscopy, quantum optics, optical signal processing and data storage, optical design and modelling, 3 semester long tutored research project in academic or industrial environment.

– Research Physicist: advanced courses on modern theoretical and experimental physics. Theoretical courses include condensed matter, quantum theory and relativity, particle physics and quantum field theory, classical and quantum statistical physics. Experimental courses are supported by practice in well-equipped and up-to-date laboratories which are pursuing frontier research.

– Nuclear Technology: nuclear physics fundamentals, nuclear measurement techniques, reactor physics, thermalhydraulics, operation of nuclear power plants, health physics and radiation protection, magnetic confined fusion physics and technology, medical applications, laboratory exercises in the Training Reactor of BME. Minimum and maximum number on the specialisation: min 10 – max 20

Minimum requirements

  • BSc diploma in Physics or any fields of engineering; – min. 25 ECTS credits in Physics and 15 ECTS credits in Mathematics obtained
  • document of English language proficiency;
  • successful admission test

 language skills proven by TOEFL (min 500 points), IELTS (min 5.0 points) or equivalent certificates

Required language level

English language skills at B2 level, proven by one of the following internationally recognised certificates:

IELTS min. 5.0

Cambridge B2 First (FCE) min. 160

TOEFL iBT min. 72

Trinity Integrated Skills In English (ISE) min. ISE II

TOEIC Listening min. 400 / Reading min. 385

TOEIC Speaking min. 160 / Writing min. 150

Pearson Academic (PTE) min. 29


  • a Medium of Instruction Certificate


In special cases (e.g. inability to take exams due to international sanctions, unavailability of service, etc.) exceptional permission has to be requested in advance for internal (BME) English language test.

Entrance Examination


Type of Entrance Examination (written/oral/both)


Place of Entrance Examination

Electronic exam in BME E-admission system

Description of selection and entrance examination process

Admission procedure in general and general requirements: refer to admission regulations at

Minimum criteria: diploma of BSc in corresponding field, successful admission test;


– preevaluation of the submitted documents: quality of BSc diploma, quality of BSc transcript, obtained credits in Mathematics (min 15 credits) and Physics (min 25 credits),

additional evaluated aspects: quality of motivation letter, recommendation letter (if available)

– Online admission test: Physics;

electronic admission interview (given that written test is successful): technical knowledge, evaluation of language skills (the test is in English), motivation, attitude, technical preparedness in the selected field;

Result: admission to MSc programme (min 70% admission result needed) /admission rejected

Availability of Preparatory Year


Contact (regarding non scholarship holders' administrative issues)

Mrs. Renáta Daru-Dudás

Department of International Academic Affairs

Contact (regarding Stipendium Hungaricum administrative issues)

Ms. Zsuzsanna Pálóczi

Department of International Academic Affairs

Contact (academic programme)

Dr. Krisztián Szász