Unlock the secrets of the universe with our Enrichment Stream in Theoretical Physics
Physics is the study of basic regularities behind various complex phenomena in the physical world. The objects of study range from the tiniest building blocks in nature, such as quarks in a proton, to the largest, such as the universe, of which our solar system is a minute part. Our programme offers a solid physics curriculum for young talented people with a special interest in theoretical studies and research. It provides not only rigorous training on fundamental concepts, but also numerous opportunities in research, exchange and internship. The Stream features strong mentorship and is designed for students interested in pursuing postgraduate studies at the master’s and doctoral level upon graduation.
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The core curriculum provides a solid grasp of fundamental concepts, and analytical, numerical, computational, experimental and research skills. In addition to the core courses, students can choose from a pool of elective courses focusing on theoretical physics and mathematics. The programme is further supported by numerous learning and experiential activities, including small-group discussions and seminars, research projects, and exchange and internship opportunities.
Physics at CUHK is well-known for its high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as its strengths in research. The training provides the knowledge, skills and attitude for our graduates to pursue future studies and to launch a successful career in the 21st century workplace. On average, more than 40% of our recent graduates were admitted to top graduate schools around the world for studies toward a master’s or PhD degree in physics or related subjects. Some of them are now professors and educators in Hong Kong and overseas. Likewise, many of our alumni are working in top positions in government and business organizations worldwide or playing leading roles in entrepreneurship. The Enrichment Stream in Theoretical Physics has been very well-received by students since its launch in 2015. Students enjoy many learning opportunities that prepare them to be well adapted to the ever-changing environment.
If you are interested in this programme, please review the application requirements and deadlines specific to the respective admission scheme to increase your chances of getting accepted.