The BSc programmes consist of three years of university studies. The mandatory parts of the first two years mix physics courses with courses in mathematics, covering topics that are necessary for successful physics studies. During the third year two different profiles are offered, one oriented towards physics and the other one for students that want to continue with a teacher education.

The first two years are studied jointly with the BSc programmes in astronomy and meteorology, and also with the vocational Medical Radiation Physics programme.

If you are interested in deepening your knowledge of physics, you can chose one of the three different master's programs. These are all biennial and lead to a master's degree. Another alternative is to continue study teacher education, which after two years of study leads to a degree as a  teacher in physics and mathematics.
Those who want to specialize even more after the master's degree can continue with postgraduate education, which leads to a doctorate.

Bachelor's Programme in Physics

This program is for you who want to understand nature from its smallest constituents to the largest structures of the universe. Research in physics at Stockholm University is very prominent both theoretically and experimentally. This provides a research-based education that lays the foundation for a broad labor market such as researchers or teachers.

Read more about the BSc programmes

Programme in Medical Physics

The Programme in Medical Physics is a vocational education covering 300 academic credits, corresponding to 5 years of full-time studies. The programme leads to a Medical Physicist degree, which internationally corresponds to a Master's degree. The last two years of the Medical Physicist program is offered as as master program in Medical radiation physics.

Read more about the Programme in Medical Physics

Master's Programmes

We offer three different masters programs in physics. Each master's program is two-year long (120 higher education credits) and consists of courses and a degree project (for 30, 45 or 60 higher education credits). The course component consists of both compulsory and recommended courses (different for the different programs) and a smaller part of optional courses. A bachelor's degree in physics (or equivalent) is required to be accepted.

Read more on the different Master's Programmes at the Department of Physics

Doctoral Studies

The Doctoral Studies program aims to give you a deeper knowledge in physics, but above all to educate you in scientific methodology: solving problems, find methods of analysis and evaluate results. During this process, you are part of a research group in an environment where you work in close collaboration with experienced researchers and other PhD students who encourage and help you.

Read more about the doctoral studies

Freestanding courses at advanced level

Most of our advanced, Master's level, courses are also offered as freestanding courses. Before applying for such a course, it is specially important to check the entry requirements. All our advanced level courses require knowledge in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6, and most of them also require previous studies in quantum mechanics. More information about the courses and their entry requirements can be found on our pages with course facts and course schedules.

You can also find more information about how to meet the English language requirements.