A couple of questions...please help to answer =) Assuming i have gotten my degree, and i studied physics, is it possible to further my studies to the Masters' level studying things like black holes, in depth quantum mechanics and relativity; and then join a research team and do research on the topics i mentioned above while, probably, after my Masters', write a thesis to prepare for the Ph.d? Im asking this because the topics i mentioned don't seem to be covered sufficiently/extensively in an ordinary physics course in colledge. I'm rather concerned for my career, in the future; in my country none of the universities offer a course in theoretical physics, so i wonder if an education in colledge physics has what's needed to study, research and work on the topics i mentioned above.(i.e stuff from theoretical phycics). Since most of the reknown physicsts have a Ph.d in theoretical physics, does it mean they have to start studying theoretical physics, exclusively, right from the degree stage to prepare for theoretical physics work later on in their life? Is it impossible/difficult to go on to take up theoretical physics in colledge right after studying ordinary physics?