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Master's programme in computational physics

This programme is for you who have a B.Sc. degree with major in physics and want to specialise in computations. It is also open for you who have a B.Sc. degree with major in computational mathematics and want to specialise in the application of numerical methods on physical problems.

The laws of physics are expressed in mathematical equations, but often these cannot be solved analytically without severe approximations. Here the computer development is offering a range of new possibilities: problems can be solved under much more realistic conditions, we can analyse models quantitatively and simulate the outcome of experiments. This has opened up for much more reliable predictions in many areas in science and technology, but also for a deepened physical understanding. The master's programme in Computational Physics will introduce you to a large selection of numerical tools and methodologies , and it will train your ability to translate the underlying physical problem into a numerically solvable representation.

The duration of the programme is two years full-time studies (120 ECTS). It consists of courses and a final graduation project of 60, 45, or 30 ECTS. While offering you the possibility to acquire a thorough understanding of the application of numerical methods and modern computational techniques on a range of physical problems, the programme will also continue your physics education with advanced courses in classical and modern physics. The final graduation project can be performed within one of the many active research groups at the Department of Physics, in industry, or at other research departments. The teachers involved in the specialized courses are all active researchers working with computational physics in various fields.

With a completed Master's programme in Computational physics you will have modern, up-to-date knowledge in both physics and computational science. Your ability you to understand, analyse and translate a great variety of problems to computer models will make you an attractive co-worker in high-tech industries or research companies. Investigations show that a large fraction of physics graduates work with modelling and programming and your training will be highly adequate for this job market.