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

I semester
STATUS CODE COURSE HOURS IN THE SEMESTER ECTS
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 Pedagogy of spare time 15 15 2
PMS114 Research Methodology in Education 30 15 3
PMS108 Sociology of Education 15 15 2
In the 1st and 2nd semester, the STUDENTs select elective courses amounting to a total of no less than 2 ECTS.
II semester
STATUS CODE COURSE HOURS IN THE SEMESTER ECTS
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 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
In the 1st and 2nd semester, the STUDENTs select elective courses amounting to a total of no less than 2 ECTS.
III semester
STATUS CODE COURSE HOURS IN THE SEMESTER ECTS
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
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 3rd and 4th 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.
IV semester
STATUS CODE COURSE HOURS IN THE SEMESTER ECTS
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 3rd and 4th 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.

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