Master in Physics

Specialisation in Non-Destructive Characterisation with Applications for Cultural Heritage

The dual focus of this programme makes it as a unique cross–disciplinary master degree programme in the UAE that addresses scientific research subjects relating to cultural heritage

Frequently asked questions

Q. What is covered in full scholarship and who can apply?
A. Full tuition fees for the 2 year duration of the programme will be granted to each of the 3 successful applicants. All applicants applying for Masters in Physics are eligible to apply for 3 full scholarships available

Q. What is the scholarship application deadline and how can I apply?
A. To apply, you must complete and submit the online application form and upload supporting documents by 31 May 2022. You can apply for scholarship by confirming that you are interested in full scholarship during the application process

Q. Who can enroll?
A. A Bachelor degree earned in Physics (possibly with a minor in Mechanics, Electrical, Material Engineering, Mathematics, or Computer Sciences) is required for admission to this programme

Q. What does the course curriculum cover?
A. The curriculum is a well-balanced blend of core courses, seminars, lab sessions and projects. It introduces students to a unique assembly of disciplines (Physics, Archeology and History of Art, Data Sciences & Artificial Intelligence) and equips them with a strong background in Non-Destructive Characterisation and its applications in Cultural Heritage or other domains, with methods widely used in many fields, like ultra-sound testing, several spectroscopy techniques, XR and XR Fluorescence analysis or hyperspectral analysis

Q. What are the opportunities after finishing the masters degree?
A. Graduates of this programme will have the ability to contribute to R&D projects, and to perform cross-disciplinary and innovative analysis, this makes them excellent candidates for employment in Cultural Heritage, Archeology and Art domain, as well as in all the fields requiring thorough and innovative analysis, like Material Science, Oil and Gas, Aerospace, Environment, Forensic Sciences or Architecture Engineering

Q. Where is the degree recognized from?
A. The degree is awarded by Sorbonne University in Paris and recognized by UAE (CAA)

Q. What is the application deadline?
A. 22 August 2022

The Master in Physics - Specialisation in Non-Destructive Characterisation with Applications for Cultural Heritage introduces students to a unique combination of scientific disciplines (Physics, Engineering, and Data Sciences): it equips them with a strong background in Non-Destructive Characterisation, with methods widely used in many fields, from aerospace and oil and gas, to forensic science and archeology and art. Through the focus on Cultural Heritage, students are exposed to real-life data challenges associated with their core studies, and they learn how to manage interdisciplinary collaborations.

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Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

  • World-class international higher education
  • State-of-the-art campus, modern library facilities, sports centre
  • Academic excellence scholarships and preferential rates available
  • Degrees accredited by UAE (CAA) and France
  • On-campus student accommodation
  • Industry links and career support


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