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M.Sc Physics (M.Sc Physics)

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 25 Nov, 2020
Average Duration
2 years
Average Fee
10 K-40 K INR annual
Exams Accepted
Study Mode
Regular,Distance Learning

About M.Sc Physics

M.Sc. Physics is a two-year postgraduate degree programme offered by many colleges in India. The primary objective of offering B.Sc course is to help students understand pure Physics and its application in day-to-day life. It is a comprehensive course and finds its application in various fields especially in research and technology.

Candidates who are enrolled in the M.Sc Physics course learn about various topics associated with the concepts of Physics like classical mechanics, nuclear physics, geophysics, astrophysics, matter, electronics, electromagnetism etc. The entire course is the combination of the academic curriculum, laboratories, thesis, projects and industry-driven programmes.

M.Sc Physics will help students make a good career in government sectors as well as Research & Development. Students who have good analytical thinking and numerical abilities skills and want to pursue a career in a technological field can opt M.Sc Physics course. After gaining enough knowledge and skills in M.Sc Physics course, candidates can go for further higher studies like Ph.D or M.Phil.

M.Sc Physics Course Highlights

The major highlights of the M.Sc Physics course are given in the table below:

Course Name

Master of Science(M.Sc) in Physics




Master of Science(M.Sc)


B.Sc with Physics

Admission Process

Entrance Test or Merit Basis

Starting Salary

INR 4.50 to 6.00 Lacs  per Annum

Course Fees

INR 20,000 to 1.50 Lacs

Job Roles

Physicist, Associate Researcher, Scientist, Medical Physicist, Assistant Professor, Subject Matter Expert, Physics Lab Assistant

M.Sc Physics Eligibility Criteria

?       The candidate must hold a B.Sc degree from a recognised institute.

?       He/ She must have studied Physics in the qualifying examination.

?       The minimum percentage obtained in the qualifying examination should be 55% (acceptable in most colleges)

M.Sc Physics Admission Process

The reputed institutes in India accept admission in M.Sc Physics course on the basis of the national level entrance exam. Some of the M.Sc entrance examinations in India are IIT JAM, BHU PET, AMU PG entrance tests, AUCET, LPU PG entrance test etc. Candidates seeking admission in M.Sc Physics course can appear in the specific entrance examination for admission.

Candidates can also check the list of colleges in India that offer admission in M.Sc Physics course on merit basis. They must ensure to meet the minimum eligibility criteria for admission and complete the admission process for final selection at the institute.

M.Sc Physics Course Fees

The course fees for M.Sc Physics varies institute-wise. The fees for government college is less as compared to private M.Sc Physics colleges in India. Candidates who have excellent academic credentials in qualifying examinations can expect a reduction in fees. M.Sc Physics course fees range between INR 20,000/- to INR1.50/- Lacs.

M.Sc Physics Syllabus

M.Sc Physics curriculum is divided and studied in 4 semesters. The semester wise syllabus followed in most of the colleges in India is as follows:

Semester I

  • Classical mechanics
  • Solid-state physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Fundamentals of MATLAB
  • Labs

Semester II

  • Electronics
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Atomic physics
  • Spectroscope
  • Advanced quantum mechanics

Semester III

  • Electromagnetics
  • Nuclear physics
  • Specialization subjects
  • Dissertation./ Thesis - 1

Semester IV

  • Open Elective
  • Specialization Subject
  • Dissertation./ Thesis - 2

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M.Sc Physics Career Options and Job Prospects

Various Career paths that a student can choose after M.Sc Physics course are as follows

  • Physicist
  • Research Scientist
  • Medical Physicist
  • Assistant Professor
  • Subject Matter Expert
  • Physics Lab Assistant

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FAQs about M.Sc Physics

I want admission in M.Sc Physics. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Calcutta University Entrance Exam , Presidency University Master's Degree Entrance Test , Lovely Professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test , Delhi University Arts , National Entrance Screening Test are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in M.Sc Physics courses.

What are the top colleges offering M.Sc Physics courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Science courses : Hindu College (New Delhi) , Ethiraj college for women (Chennai) , St. Joseph's College (Calicut) , St. Francis College for Women (Hyderabad) , Hansraj College (Delhi). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer M.Sc Physics or not.

What is the average fee for the course M.Sc Physics ?

The average fee for M.Sc Physics is INR 10000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to M.Sc Physics ?

Some of the popular specializations for M.Sc. (Master of Science) are : Finance , Animation 2D/3D , Jewellery & Accessory Design , Entomology , Occupational Health & Industrial Safety.

What is the duration of the course M.Sc Physics ?

M.Sc Physics is a 2 year course.

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