MSc. Physics

Admission Requirements
Bachelor’s degree with at least 2nd class Honours Upper Division OR Other qualifications recognized by JKUAT Senate.

Year 1

Core Units

  • SPH 3100 Classical Mechanics
  • SPH 3101 Electrodynamics
  • SPH 3102 Quantum Mechanics
  • SPH 3103 Statistical Mechanics
  • SPH 3104 Mathematical Physics (Core for Theoretical Physics)
  • SPH 3105 Advanced Physics Practicals (Core for Experimental Physics)

Elective Units

Physics of Materials

  • SPH 3106 Material Physics
  • SPH 3107 Ceramics and Glasses
  • SPH 3108 Solar Energy Materials
  • SPH 3109 Characterization and Structure of Polymers
  • SPH 3110 Mechanical Properties of Polymers
  • SPH 3111 Electrical Properties of Polymers
  • SPH 3146 Research Project 2 Units

Solid State Physics

  • SPH 3112 Electrons in Crystals
  • SPH 3113 Transport Phenomena in Solids
  • SPH 3114 Optical Transition in Impurity Crystals
  • SPH 3115 Elements of Crystal Physics
  • SPH 3116 Applied X-Rays and Structure of Solids
  • SPH 3117 Armophous Solids
  • SPH 3146 Research Project 2 Units

Electronics and Instrumentation

  • SPH 3118 Analogue Circuits
  • SPH 3119 Digital Systems and Circuits
  • SPH 3120 Microprocessor Systems and Applications
  • SPH 3121 Solid State Electronics
  • SPH 3122 Instrumentation and Measurements
  • SPH 3146 Research Project 2 Units

Renewable Energy and the Environment

  • SPH 3123 Energy
  • SPH 3124 Total Energy Systems
  • SPH 3125 Energy Conversion Methods I
  • SPH 3126 Energy Conversion Methods II
  • SPH 3127 Meteorology
  • SPH 3128 Energy Policy, Planning and Economics
  • SPH 3146 Research Project 2 Units

Nuclear Physics

  • SPH 3129 Nuclear Structure
  • SPH 3130 Nuclear Reactions
  • SPH 3131 Nuclear Spectroscopy
  • SPH 3132 Radiation Physics
  • SPH 3146 Research Project

Atomic and Molecular Physics

  • SPH 3133 Atomic Collisions
  • SPH 3134 Molecular Orbital Theory and Lasers
  • SPH 3135 Molecular Spectroscopy

Earth Sciences

  • SPH 3136 Geomagnetism and Geoelectricity
  • SPH 3137 Electromagnetic Induction
  • SPH 3138 Applied Geophysics

Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics

  • SPH 3139 General Relativity and Cosmology
  • SPH 3140 Stellar and Solar Dynamics
  • SPH 3141 Astrophysics I
  • SPH 3142 Astrophysics II
  • SPH 3143 Space Physics

Year 2
All Theoretical Physics students will take the FOUR (4) core units, any TWO (2) elective units, and a compulsory Research Project (equivalent to TWO (2) units)

CORE UNITS

  • SPH 3201 Group Theory
  • SPH 3202 Advanced Mathematical Physics
  • SPH 3203 Advanced Quantum Mechanics (Non-Relativistic)
  • SPH 3204 Advanced Quantum Mechanics (Relativistic)

ELECTIVE UNITS

  • SPH 3205 High Energy Physics (Weak Interactions)
  • SPH 3206 High Energy Physics (Strong Interactions)
  • SPH 3207 General Theory of Relativity
  • SPH 3208 Plasma Physics
  • SPH 3209 Quantum Field Theory
  • SPH 3210 Advanced Quantum Field Theory