The BSc Physics at the University of Basel successfully participates in cutting-edge research in important and fascinating areas of physics:
Nano and quantum physics
The revolutionary concepts of quantum physics and their consequences for the smallest to the largest things are researched here at the highest level, be it in super-semiconductors or semiconductors, magnets, graphs, topological systems or ultra-cold gases. New tools of nanophysics are used or developed to open the door to the quantum world. In this area, the fundamentals for key technologies of the future are researched and taught, ranging from quantum computing, quantum optics, and scanning probe microscopes to the life sciences.
The nanoscience in Basel is unique and a leader in Switzerland, also because of the close cooperation of the Department with the Swiss Nano Sciences Institute (SNI) - the national center of excellence in nanoscience and technology.
Cosmology and particle physics
What is the origin of the matter-antimatter asymmetry without which matter would not have arisen? What is the nature of "dark matter"? How did galaxies, stars and neutron stars come into being?
The cosmology and particle physics explores the subatomic building blocks of matter, its role in the development of the universe and in the formation of stars and supernova explosions.
The Bachelor is the first degree before the Master. It comprises a total of 180 credit points (CP). The bachelor's degree in physics is a so-called mono degree without additional subjects. One ECTS credit point corresponds to approximately 30 hours of work.
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Programme StructureCourses included:
- Exercises to Physics
- Exercises to Analysis
- Linear Algebra
- Astrophysics and Cosmology
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Many physics students start their bachelor's degree after they have received their Swiss Matura after completing high school (click here to find out how you can apply). However, there are other ways of admission to our Bachelor's degree. For detailed information, please visit the website of the study secretariat of the University of Basel. A registration fee of CHF 100 will be charged. If the application is submitted late, an additional fee of CHF 150 will be charged.
International1538 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 769 EUR per semester during 36 months.
National1538 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 769 EUR per semester during 36 months.
- CHF 850 per semester
Living costs for Basel
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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