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.

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.

The Master´s programmes offered at the Department of Physics are:

Master's Programme in Physics

master's programme in physics

The master's programme in physics focuses on advanced topics, and finds a balance between experimental and theoretical physics, while targeting modern physics puzzles and applications at the frontline of research. Aside from the courses, the programme includes a master thesis project where you are embedded into one of our research groups.

The programme covers detector physics and data analysis, quantum information, nanotechnology, particle physics, cosmology, atomic, molecular, laser and attosecond physics, and has ramifications to domains such as astrophysics, atmospheric science, molecular biophysics and astrobiology.

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Master's Programme in Theoretical Physics

Master's Programme in Theoretical Physics

Physics is constantly developing and it is the task of the theoretical physicist to use and to improve existing theories and models, find new ones to describe recently discovered phenomena, or shed new light on old problems. Based on the scientific expertise at our department and collaborators, this MSc programme offers you advanced knowledge in theoretical physics in a strong and progressive research environment.

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Master's Programme in Computational Physics

Master's Programme in Computational Physics

The laws of physics are expressed in mathematical equations, which often can't be solved analytically without severe approximations. Computer development helps us solve problems under more realistic conditions, analyse models quantitatively and simulate the outcome of experiments, which opens up for more reliable predictions in many areas of science and technology. Whether you have a background in Physics or Computational Mathematics, our MSc programme will introduce you to a large selection of numerical tools and methodologies and train your ability to translate the underlying physical problem into a numerically solvable representation.

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Master's Programme in Medical Radiation Physics

The master’s programme in medical physics is a vocational education that combines your interest in physics with applications in medicine. You will study how radiation is used within health care to diagnose and treat diseases. During the latter part of the programme, you will undergo practical training at the hospital.

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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.