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Physics is one of the most interesting natural sciences, which clearly shows the activity of the human mind. If you want to master physics, obtain professional education at one of the oldest universities of Europe with glorious traditions – apply for the Faculty of Physics of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. This magnificent science has been taught here for nearly 250 years. Studying at the Faculty of Physics is a great opportunity to obtain high-quality degree in the field of natural sciences.

Dear school leaver! The Faculty of Physics of Lviv Ivan Franko National University welcomes you. Our lecturers are worldwide famous physicists and astrophysicists able to convey in an accessible way their knowledge to the students. You can make sure of this by looking through the section “Departments Review” on the page of the Physical Faculty. Moreover, those who visited at least one “Scientific Days“, could have witnessed it.

The faculty has modern educational and research laboratories, computerized audiences with multimedia equipment; besides, students have an opportunity to study, practise and work at the Astronomical Observatory and at the Scientific and Technical Centre for Low Temperature Studies at the University. We have everything you need to become a specialist in physics and astronomy, applied physics and nanomaterials, as well as in IT field. In addition, the faculty trains teachers of physics and astronomy for secondary school. This is a profession the state pays special attention to and which will always be in demand.

The faculty trains bachelors in the following specialties:

  1. Physics and Astronomy (specialization: physics and astrophysics).
  2. Physics and Astronomy (specialization: computer physics).
  3. Applied Physics and Nanomaterials (Specialization: Nanophysics and Nanomaterials).
  4. Applied Physics and Nanomaterials (Specialization: Computer Technologies in Applied Physics).
  5. Secondary education. Physics.

Therefore, if you see yourself as a future scientist, engineer, or IT specialist in the field of physical process modelling and/or a software developer for the functioning of systems with physical devices, then we recommend choosing the first two specialties.

If you want to obtain a profession of a teacher of physics and astronomy, then choose the third specialty. Young teachers who make physics and astronomy interesting for students are extremely needed at modern secondary school! According to the current legislation, having got the specialty “Bachelor of secondary education. Physics “(in 4 years), you will be able to start working as a teacher. We will help you become a highly skilled physics and astronomy teacher. Plenty of our graduates work as teachers at schools, lyceums, gymnasiums, and try to make pupils interested in these subjects. You can get acquainted with the videos showing the teaching process of one of our graduates, who working as a physics teacher at the Classical Gymnasium, uses modern methods and means of teaching: (Video 1, Video 2)

To increase the chances of studying at our faculty, you can apply for all three specialties at the same time.

After obtaining the bachelor’s degree, you can continue your studies in the magistracy of our faculty.

More information about the terms and conditions of admission for entrants to our faculty can be found on the page. Pay attention to the additional points obtained when joining our faculty.

The faculty trains masters of the following specialties:

  1. Master of Physics and Astronomy.
  2. Master of Applied Physics and Nanomaterials.

Students who view their future connected to science are welcomed to take part in the work in local and international research groups starting from the first years of study, where they get their first, important for the world science, results and present them at international conferences. Master students undergo a scientific internship in foreign scientific and educational institutions. Faculty students also have an opportunity to take part in Erasmus + exchange program at leading universities in Europe. In order to master the professional skills of students, there are joint online training courses with leading Polish universities organized at the Faculty.

All these aspects allow student to make a thought-out decision about a place of further postgraduate studies and often most effectively determine the place of their future work. Graduates of the Faculty of Physics work in the following areas: forecasting the properties and developing new multifunctional materials for aviation, space, medical and biological industries; creation of new substances with programmable properties for intelligent systems and components of the electronics industry; operation and maintenance of complex computer research complexes. They occupy the positions of engineers, research staff in research and production institutions of Ukraine and in leading international research centers; work as teachers of physics, astronomy, computer science at educational institutions of different levels of accreditation.

The obtained degree allows our graduates to master related professions. In particular, they become experts in the development and implementation of information security methods; system analysts in banks, tax inspectorates and other government agencies; system administrators of computer networks, programmers; scientific and technical experts at the enterprises.

Do not hesitate to choose the specialities that are taught at the Faculty of Physics of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv to be the first in the list of your specialty priorities!! Are waiting for you!!