International Office:
Mail119991 Russian Federation, Moscow, Leninskiye Gory 1-2, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Physics
Telephone+ 7 (495) 939-43-98, + 7 (495) 939-30-46
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Faculty of Physics is a major training and research center and a leading institution in field of physic education in Russia. At the Faculty research is carried out in practically all fields of fundamental and applied modern physics.

The Faculty consists of eight Departments and includes 39 Divisions (Chairs). It closely cooperates with plenty of Russian and foreign research centers and universities that regularly carry out schools, seminars, conferences.

The system of education at the Faculty has long-standing traditions and is a model for faculties of physics at different Russian universities.

Educational process in areas of nuclear physics and astronomy is carried out together with Nuclear Physics and Sternberg Astronomical Institutes of the University, founded on its base.

There is a specific education system in place at the Faculty of Physics. It is a combination of fundamental training through the junior years with extensive specialization during senior years.

Currently there are about 45 general courses and over 650 specialized courses delivered covering a wide range of traditional and new aspects of physics research

The number of students, including BS, Specialists with diplomas and MS totals 2500; the Ph.D. student number is 350.

Annually 400 freshmen, 280 graduate and 95 Ph.D. students enter the MSU Faculty of Physics

On the whole, the Faculty employs 1400 people, including the teaching staff, research staff, maintenance staff and the management.

Teaching and professors’ staff is made up of 479, including 269 Ph.D. and 185 Doctors of Science.

Research staff is made up of 317 people, including 211 Ph.D. and 51 Doctors of Science.

Citizens of different countries and continents have traditionally been students at the Faculty. Starting from the 1950s representatives of more than 85 countries have received graduation diplomas from the MSU Faculty of Physics.

Specialist Degree

Astronomy (6 years). Tuition fees — 325 000 rubles per year

BSc Degree

Physics (4 years). Tuition fees — 325 000 rubles per year

MSc Degree

Physics (2 years). Tuition fees — 325 000 rubles per year


  • Theoretical physics
  • Mathematical physics
  • Biophysics
  • Physics of molecular processes and extreme matter state
  • Physics of condensed matter and complex systems
  • Physics of nanosystems
  • Mathematical methods in quantum field theory and statistical mechanics
  • Medical physics
  • Optics and spectroscopy, physics of laser and synchrotron radiation
  • System analysis, physical and mathematical modeling and control methods
  • Physics of particles and cosmology
  • Physics of elementary particles
  • Physics of fundamental interactions
  • Physics of accelerators and radiation medicine
  • Physics of atomic nucleus and quantum theory of collisions
  • Space physics and astrophysics of cosmic rays
  • Plasma physics
  • Physics of nucleus and elementary particle
  • Neutron physics and physics of nanosystems
  • X-ray and Mossbauer methods for research of condensed matter
  • Physics of semiconductors
  • Physics of functional nanomaterials
  • Physics of magnetic phenomena
  • Low-temperature physics
  • Physics of quantum and cooperative phenomena
  • Quantum and non-linear oscillation systems
  • Waves in structured medias
  • Physical electronics
  • Non-linear optics and laser physics
  • Physical and applied acoustics
  • Quantum electronics and quantum optics
  • Physics of atmosphere and near-earth space
  • Physics of Earth
  • Physics of sea and inland water
  • Information technologies in physics
  • Fundamental astronomy and astrophysics
  • Engineering physics

Postgraduate programs

Tuition Fees per year — 262 000 rubles per year rubles per year

Post-graduate program in Physics and Astronomy (3-4 years)


  • Mathematical physics
  • Astrometry and celestial mechanics
  • Astrophysics and stellar astronomy
  • Equipment and methods of experimental physics
  • Theoretical physics
  • Radiophysics
  • Physical electronics
  • Optics
  • Acoustics
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Plasma physics
  • Low-temperature physics
  • Physics of semiconductors
  • Physics of magnetic phenomena
  • Physics of atomic nucleus and elementary particles
  • Chemical physics, burning and explosion, physics of extreme state of matter
  • Physics of charged-particle beam and acceleration technology
  • Laser physics
  • High-energy physics
  • Macromolecular compounds
  • Biophysics
  • Mathematical simulation, numerical methods and program complexes
  • Geophysics, geophysical methods of mineral exploration
  • Physics of atmosphere and hydrosphere