The university study programme Mathematics and Physics leads to the acquisition of competences necessary for mathematics and physics teachers. It is run by the Department of Physics and the Department of Mathematics at the Faculty of Science in Split. The basis of the programme is the long tradition of study programmes for mathematics and physics teachers which began with the establishment of the Higher Pedagogic School in Split in 1945 and the goal of training physics and mathematics teachers for the needs of primary and secondary schools in Dalmatia.

Students can enrol into the study programme after having acquired a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Physics from the undergraduate study programme or some other related study programme, subject to passing of the required bridging courses. Duration of the study programme is 4 semesters (2 academic years). Passing all exams and defending the graduate thesis leads to 120 ECTS credits and a master’s degree in Education Research in Mathematics and Physics (mag. educ. math. et phys.).

Continuing studies is possible in most postgraduate study programmes in physics, subject to passing the required bridges courses.

The study programme supplements the foundational concepts of mathematics and physics from the undergraduate study programme, especial the concepts used in school classes. Students are taught to apply fundamental experimental methods, analyse measured data as well as conduct and interpret demonstrative experiments. They acquire knowledge necessary in applying ICT technology in multimedia processes and presenting the syllabus. Elective courses offer students the ability to decide on their specialisation.

The master’s degree in Education Research in Mathematics and Physics enables graduates to become mathematics and physics teachers in primary and secondary schools, while their acquired competences give them the ability to undertake complex tasks in the economic sector, public sector and state administration. These jobs require abilities in analysis, modelling and solving complex problems, systems and processes, as well as abilities in complex statistical data analysis and the application of information technology. This synergy of knowledge and skills in mathematics and physics gives graduates the ability to work in research laboratories at scientific and professional institutions and in various industries.

### Courses by semesters

STATUS | CODE | COURSE | HOURS IN THE SEMESTER | ECTS | |||
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P | S | V | T | ||||

Mandatory | PMM122 | Methods of Teaching Mathematics I | 30 | 30 | 30 | 6 | |

PMM812 | Foundations of geometry | 45 | 30 | 6 | |||

PMM009 | HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS | 30 | 3 | ||||

PMP200 | Quantum Physics II | 30 | 30 | 6 | |||

PMS007 | Educational Psychology 1 | 30 | 15 | 3 | |||

PMS105 | Didactics | 30 | 15 | 3 | |||

Total mandatory | 27 | ||||||

Izborni | PMS135 | Kinesiological activity, fitness and health | 15 | 15 | 2 | ||

PMS160 | Classroom management | 15 | 15 | 2 | |||

PMIK10 | E-Learning Systems | 30 | 30 | 5 | |||

PMS172 | Leisure time pedagogy | 15 | 15 | 2 | |||

PMS114 | Research Methodology in Education | 30 | 15 | 3 | |||

PMS108 | Sociology of Education | 15 | 15 | 2 | |||

In the 1^{st} and 2^{nd} semester, the STUDENTs select elective courses amounting to a total of no less than 2 ECTS. |

STATUS | CODE | COURSE | HOURS IN THE SEMESTER | ECTS | |||
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P | S | V | T | ||||

Mandatory | PMM301 | Methods of Teaching Mathematics II | 30 | 30 | 30 | 6 | |

PMM716 | INTRODUCTION OF PROBABILITY | 45 | 45 | 8 | |||

PMP050 | TEACHING METHODS IN PHYSICS I | 30 | 30 | 30 | 6 | ||

PMP20E | Elementary Particle Physics I | 30 | 15 | 5 | |||

PMS116 | Educational Psychology II | 30 | 15 | 3 | |||

PMS170 | Pedagogy | 30 | 15 | 3 | |||

PMS006 | Pedagogical practice | 15 | 1 | ||||

Total mandatory | 32 | ||||||

Izborni | PMS140 | Educating students with special needs | 15 | 15 | 2 | ||

PMS173 | Extracurricular Activities | 15 | 15 | 2 | |||

PMS150 | Positive psychology | 15 | 15 | 2 | |||

PMS171 | Statistics in research of education | 30 | 15 | 3 | |||

In the 1^{st} and 2^{nd} semester, the STUDENTs select elective courses amounting to a total of no less than 2 ECTS. |

STATUS | CODE | COURSE | HOURS IN THE SEMESTER | ECTS | |||
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P | S | V | T | ||||

Mandatory | PMM130 | MATH METHODOLOGY PRAXIS I | 30 | 3 | |||

PMP201 | SOLID STATE PHYSICS | 30 | 30 | 6 | |||

PMP009 | History of classical physics | 30 | 3 | ||||

PMP150 | Metodika nastave fizike II | 30 | 30 | 30 | 6 | ||

Total mandatory | 18 | ||||||

Elective | Mathematics and physics elective group courses |
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Elective | PMM014 | Constructive methods in geometry | 30 | 30 | 5 | ||

PMM201 | VECTOR SPACES I | 30 | 30 | 6 | |||

PMM205 | Cryptography | 30 | 15 | 15 | 5 | ||

PMM127 | Game Theory | 30 | 30 | 5 | |||

PMM921 | Conic sections | 30 | 30 | 5 | |||

PMM917 | USING TECHNOLOGY IN MATH TEACHING | 30 | 3 | ||||

PMM810 | Diophantine equation | 30 | 15 | 5 | |||

PMM914 | Vector Analysis | 45 | 15 | 6 | |||

PMM306 | FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS | 30 | 30 | 5 | |||

PMP163 | Ocean Physics 1 | 30 | 15 | 5 | |||

PMP130 | Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics | 30 | 15 | 4 | |||

PMP161 | Meteorology | 30 | 15 | 5 | |||

PMP401 | Relativistic physics | 30 | 15 | 4 | |||

PMP140 | Bioinformatics | 30 | 30 | 6 | |||

PMP20C | Thermodynamics of irreversible processes | 45 | 6 | ||||

in the 3^{rd} and 4^{th} semester, the students are required to enrol in at least two courses from the group of elective courses MAThEMATIcs and physics with a total of no less than 8 ects, 5 ects of which from mathematics. |

STATUS | CODE | COURSE | HOURS IN THE SEMESTER | ECTS | |||
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P | S | V | T | ||||

Mandatory | PMM131 | MATH METHODOLOGY PRAXIS II | 45 | 4 | |||

PMP152 | SEMINAR ON TEACHING PHYSICS | 60 | 4 | ||||

PMM133 | Methods of Instructions in Applied Mathematics | 30 | 30 | 5 | |||

PMM715 | Basic algebraic structure | 30 | 30 | 6 | |||

PMM990 | Diploma thesis* Mathematics | 12 | |||||

PMPMSC | Master thesis* – Physics | 12 | |||||

Total mandatory | 31 | ||||||

Elective | ELECTIVE COURSES FROM THE GROUP PSYCHOLOGICAL-PEDAGOGICAL COURSES | ||||||

PMS140 | Teaching students with special needs | 15 | 15 | 2 | |||

PMS173 | Extracurricular Activities | 15 | 15 | 2 | |||

PMS150 | Positive psychology | 15 | 15 | 2 | |||

PMS171 | Statistics in research of education | 30 | 15 | 3 | |||

PMM809 | ASSESSMENT IN EDUCATION | 30 | 3 | ||||

ELECTIVE COURSES FROM THE GROUP Mathematics courses | |||||||

PMM121 | Introduction to projective geometry | 30 | 30 | 5 | |||

PMM112 | Set theory | 30 | 30 | 6 | |||

PMM120 | Introduction to differential geometry | 30 | 30 | 6 | |||

PMP103 | History of Modern Physics | 30 | 3 | ||||

PMP250 | TEACHING METHODS IN PHYSICS III | 30 | 30 | 30 | 6 | ||

PMP160 | Introduction to Geophysics | 30 | 15 | 4 | |||

PMP268 | Ocean Physics 2 | 30 | 15 | 5 | |||

PMP204 | Introduction to atomic and molecular physics | 30 | 30 | 6 | |||

PMP203 | Nuclear Physics | 30 | 30 | 5 | |||

PMP105 | Scientific communication | 20 | 10 | 2 | |||

in the 3^{rd} and 4^{th} semester, the students are required to enrol in at least two courses from the group of elective courses MAThEMATIcs and physics with a total of no less than 8 ects, 5 ects of which from mathematics.the students are required to enrol in at least one course from the group humanities and social sciences.*the students select the graduation thesis from either MAThEMATIcs (PMM990) or physics (PMPMSC). |

CONDITIONS OF ENROLLMENT AND POTENTIAL DIFFERENTIAL COURSES: | ANY UNDERGRADUATE STUDY OF MATHEMATICS OR MATHEMATICS AND OTHER FIELD WITH AT LEAST 115 ECTS IN MATHEMATICAL COURSES. TOTAL DIFFERENTIAL COURSES CAN NOT EXCEED 30 ECTS. |