The programme is two years long and consists of 1 to 1.5 year of academic courses and a six months to one year long master thesis project. Courses can be chosen among a large number of advanced courses in different areas of physics: atomic physics, astroparticle physics, elementary particle physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, laser physics, molecular physics, nano technology, quantum optics as well as courses in instrumentation, detector and accelerator techniques.

The programme includes several important theoretical physics courses. It is also possible to choose courses in statistics for physicists providing important tools for data interpretation and statistical methods in modern physics.

A common base for all three master programmes consists of three compulsory courses in statistical methods, instrumentation and programming. Beyond the compulsory courses, three courses must be chosen in two groups of “facultative" courses. Then up to 30 credits can be taken in form of “optional” courses.

These courses provide crucial tools to be able to practically apply physics to real life problems.

In the second year of the programme a Master's degree project must be carried out. This project is usually one and a half semester long (45 credits) but can be half a semester shorter or longer. The project is usually done in one of the groups within the research divisions at the department.

More detailed information about compulsory, facultative and optional courses within the Master's programme in Physics are listed here.