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”, FK40001, 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.
  • "Introduction to Doctoral Studies at the Department of Physics", FK40005, 5 credits, a course giving an introduction to the Department of Physics and to doctoral studies. The course includes "Research ethics and proper scientific conduct", a seminar series intended to fulfill the requirement regarding ethics and conduct within science.

The recommended courses are:

  • FK5027 Advanced Quantum Mechanics, 7,5 hp
  • 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

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 Chemical Methods in Chemical Physics", FK40002, 15 credits, and "Surface and Liquid Physics", FK40003, 10 credits. These courses are, each of them, intended to fulfill the requirement of broad knowledge within the subject. The course plans are decided by the board of Fysikum.
  • "Introduction to Doctoral Studies at the Department of Physics", FK40005, 5 credits, a course giving an introduction to the Department of Physics and to doctoral studies. The course includes "Research ethics and proper scientific conduct", a seminar series intended to fulfill the requirement regarding ethics and conduct within science.

The recommended courses are:

  • FK7059 Quantum Chemistry, or equivalent, 15 credits

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", FK40004, 10 credits, intended to fulfill the requirement of broad knowledge within the subject. The course plan is decided by the board of Fysikum.
  • "Introduction to Doctoral Studies at the Department of Physics", FK40005, 5 credits, a course giving an introduction to the Department of Physics and to doctoral studies. The course includes "Research ethics and proper scientific conduct", a seminar series intended to fulfill the requirement regarding ethics and conduct within science.

The Medical Radiation Physics research division of the department decides about the recommended courses.

Other courses are chosen together with the supervisor.

Information about courses

For information on the courses, view the course-fact pages. Information on the special doctoral courses at the department has been collected on a separate page.