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Eligibility to Master's Programmes

The requirements are of two kinds, general requirements to become a student at Stockholm University and the specific requirements for the courses/programmes.

General requirements

At www.su.se/english you will find information about studying at Stockholm University. You will also find more information about applications and admission including the requirement of a BSc degree and documented proficiency in English. You apply via www.universityadmissions.se and you will find necessary information about the application process, and what documents you will need to submit to show that you fulfill the requirements, at the English web pages at www.universityadmissions.se.

Specific requirements for the physics programmes

In order to be eligible you need a Bachelor's degree (or the equivalent) in Science with at least 90 credits in physics. Credits are here defined in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), in which a three-year long Bachelor's programme corresponds to 180 ECTS credits and takes three times 40 weeks, or in total 120 weeks, of full time studies to complete. We further recommend you to have a good knowledge of quantum mechanics, and this is particularly important when applying to the Master's programme in Theoretical Physics (more information below). For the Master's programme in Physics it is strongly recommended to have experience in experimental work, and for the Master's programme in Computational Physics it is desirable to have good knowledge of at least one programming language.

Quantum mechanics requirements

Before starting on one of the Master’s Programmes you should have passed a course/courses covering the following areas of quantum mechanics:
Basic concepts and methods in non-relativistic quantum mechanics: the Schrödinger equation. The wave function and its interpretation. Operators. One-dimensional potentials. The free particle. The harmonic oscillator, ladder operators. Matrix representation. The uncertainty principle. The formalism of quantum mechanics. Schrödinger equation in three dimensions. The hydrogen atom and hydrogenic atoms. Angular momentum and spin. Many-particle systems, in particular atoms. Time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory, fine structure, Zeeman effect, emission and absorption of radiation. Variational calculus.
Recommended literature (2006): David J. Griffiths: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics