Skip to content High contrast mode

MScApplied Physics

TalTech University
Estonia, Tallinn
School of Science Estonia, Ehitajate tee 5, Tallinn, 19086
Tuition fee

Full tuition fee waivers available

Application fee €100.00 one-time
Course code 2063
More information 


Master’s program in Applied Physics is aimed for those who are interested in innovative engineering in research intensive companies. The program provides interdisciplinary education covering engineering, physics, mathematics, physical oceanography and atmospheric physics bridging the gap between theoretical science and practical engineering. Students can choose between two main specialities.

Programme structure

The 2 year (120 ECTS) curriculum comprises the following modules:

  • Specialisation: Physics and Mathematics

Entrepreneurship (6 ECTS)
Core Studies (30 ECTS)
Physics and Mathematics I (24 ECTS)
Physics and Mathematics II (24 ECTS)
Free Choice Courses (6 ECTS)
Graduation Thesis (30 ECTS)

  • Specialisation: Oceanography and Meteorology

Entrepreneurship (6 ECTS)
Core Studies (30 ECTS)
Oceanography and Meteorology I (30 ECTS)
Oceanography and Meteorology II (18 ECTS)
Free Choice Courses (6 ECTS)
Graduation Thesis (30 ECTS)

Career opportunities

Program graduates are distinguished by their versatility – the master program provides a systematic knowledge of natural sciences creating thereby a broad and solid basis for lifelong learning. They can work in different research and development institutions, companies and services whose main activities are related to physics, mathematics, oceanography and/or meteorology.

Specialty of Physics and Mathematics

The graduates of the program have skills sought for in various professions, such as engineers or project managers in high-tech startup companies or well-established companies in the field of energy, nanotechnology, material sciences, data mining, measuring laboratories, applied mathematics, quantitative finance etc. Graduated students can also work in research projects related to physics and mathematics.

Specialty of Oceanography and Meteorology

The need for researchers and engineers with the knowledge of atmospheric and ocean physics together with skills of modern methods of monitoring and modeling has substantially increased. The sphere of potential applications is vast involving fields of climate change, meteorology, oceanography, space sciences. The researchers and engineers are needed in governmental institutions like national weather service, naval administration or environmental ministry or ministry of transportation, research institutes and universities, and nowadays increasingly in private sector, as well. International cooperation in atmospheric and oceanic sciences has been instrumental in the success and advances of these knowledge areas. International cooperation organizations e.g. World Meteorological Organization and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or intergovernmental institutions e.g. European Centre of Medium Range Weather Forecasting, European Space Agency or EUMETSAT are truly interesting and forefront job opportunities.

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application start
Jan 1, 2019
Application deadline
May 1, 2019 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States