A required intermediate step towards the PhD is the licentiate exam comprising 120 credits, with a course part of 30-60 credits and a thesis of at least 60 credits.

Please note: courses completed before admission to the doctoral studies can be included in the PhD only if they are not included in the courses claimed to meet the qualification criteria for doctoral studies.

For the different subjects, the following apply:

Physics and Theoretical Physics

The courses are grouped in: mandatory courses, recommended courses, general courses and specialized courses.

The mandatory courses are:

  • ”Colloqia in Physics/Theoretical Physics”, 10 credits, a course intended to fulfill the requirement of broad knowledge within the subject. The course plan is decided by the board of Fysikum.
  • ”Research ethics and proper scientific conduct”, a seminar series intended to fulfill the requirement regarding ethics and conduct within science.

A block of recommended courses (or equivalent courses) corresponding to 30 credits should have been achieved before the licentiate seminar. These courses can have been taken before the research studies.

22,5 credits should be taken among:
FK7049 Analytical Mechanics, 7,5 credits
FK7045 Electrodynamics, 7,5 credits
FK7048 Mathematical Methods in Physics, 7,5 credits
FK7058 Statistical Physics, 7,5 credits

and 7,5 credits from a second-cycle course in an experimental field.
Other courses are chosen together with the supervisor.

Chemical Physics

The courses are grouped in: mandatory courses, recommended courses, general courses and specialized courses.

The mandatory courses are:

  • One of the courses “Quantum Chemistry”, 15 credits and “Chemical Surface and Liquid Physics”, 10 credits, intended to fulfill the requirement of broad knowledge within the subject. The course plan is decided by the board of Fysikum.
  • ”Research ethics and proper scientific conduct”, a seminar series intended to fulfill the requirement regarding ethics and conduct within science.

A block of recommended courses (or equivalent courses) corresponding to 30 credits should have been achieved before the licentiate seminar. These courses can have been taken before the research studies.

22,5 credits should be taken among:
FK7049 Analytical Mechanics, 7,5 credits
FK7045 Electrodynamics, 7,5 credits
FK7048 Mathematical Methods in Physics, 7,5 credits
FK7058 Statistical Physics, 7,5 credits

and 7,5 credits from a second-cycle course in an experimental field.
Other courses are chosen together with the supervisor.

Medical Radiation Physics

The courses are grouped in: mandatory courses, recommended courses, general courses and specialized courses.

The mandatory courses are:

  • “Complex topics in medical radiation physics”, 10 credits, intended to fulfill the requirement of broad knowledge within the subject. The course plan is decided by the board of Fysikum.
  • ”Research ethics and proper scientific conduct”, a seminar series intended to fulfill the requirement regarding ethics and conduct within science.

A block of recommended courses (or equivalent courses) corresponding to 30 credits should have been achieved before the licentiate seminar. These courses can have been taken before the research studies.
Other courses are chosen together with the supervisor.

Information about courses

For information on the courses, view the course-fact pages

Please note: Some of the recommended courses might be finished before admittance to research studies. However, the requirement of course credits is still 60 in the PhD.