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Master's Programmes in Physics

Three different master´s programmes in physics are given by the Department of Physics at Stockholm University (SU). Students from both Sweden and abroad are accepted and therefore the courses are taught in English.

In Swedish

The three master´s programmes are:

Each master´s programme consists of course work and a graduation project (30, 45, or 60 credits) and has a total duration of two years of full time studies (120 credits). The course work consists of compulsory and recommended courses (specific and different for the three programmes) and a smaller amount of courses which may be chosen freely (also from other faculties).

The deadline for applications to programmes starting in August is January 15th for international students. For Swedish students (and other EU citizens) the deadline is April 15th.

After completing one of the master´s programmes in physics you may be well qualified for one of our many PhD programmes in physics, for theoretical and/or practical R&D work in industry and for work in Swedish and international research organizations etc. There may also be possibilities for PhD studies in, e.g., astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, astrobiology, biophysics, and chemistry.

Our master´s programmes are designed to give the student the possibility to gain deep insight into classical and modern physics, which we believe is an excellent way to prepare for future tasks. The course teachers are all active researchers with extensive experiences from international, front-line, research projects.

Application and eligibility

Information on how and when to apply can be found here.
Details on the eligibility requirements (the formal and informal academic education or equivalent that you need in order to be accepted as a Master student at the Physics Department, Stockholm) can be found here.

Studying in Sweden

Information on studies in Sweden and general information about Stockholm University can be found at
Practical information about living in Sweden, medical insurance, scholarships, etc. can be found at
Stockholm University has prepared a handbook for international and exchange students.

Stockholm University Master's Programme Brochure

You can find the Stockholm University master's programmes brochure on-line version here:


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