General program  inquiries:
  Prof. S. Ferreira (
  Phone: +27 (0)18 299 2412
  Prof. M. Böttcher (Markus.Bö
  Phone: +27 (0)18 299 2418
Space Physics:
  Prof. M. Potgieter (
  Phone: +27 (0)18 299 2406
Centre for Space Research
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Physics at the NWU

Subject Group Physics is part of the Faculty of Natural Science.
In the first study year students choose four subjects from
Computer Science,
Applied Mathematics and
In the second year three of these are continued.
In the third year two subjects are chosen as main subjects for a B.Sc. Degree.
In the forth year a B.Sc. Honours degree can be obtained by continuing with one subject (in this case Physics).
In the fifth year students can subscribe to an M.Sc. degree, during which research is done for the first time for a M.Sc. Dissertation.
As final completion of study, a Ph.D. degree follows (taking three to four years) during which students do original research on a field of study.
All Ph.D. students receive bursaries or earn a salary as research associates.