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Degree requirements

These rules are updated April 21, 2016 and apply for students accepted autumn 2016 or later.

For a Master's degree of Science in physics you have to fulfill the following general requirements:

  • A total of 120 ECTS
  • A minimum of 90 ECTS of advanced courses
  • A minimum of 90 ECTS of physics
  • A minimum of 30 ECTS of advanced level diploma work in physics

Courses counting as physics courses are those whose course codes start with FYS, FYT, AST or MAX.

Advanced courses have a course code whose fourth letter comes after L in the alphabet (e.g. FYSN14 and FYST34 are advanced courses, while FYSA01 is not).

In addition to this, there are specific course requirements - they are (in all cases, it is these courses or "equivalent"):

  1. FYSN11, Experiments in Research and Society, 7.5 hp
  2. a selection of three of the following courses

    • FYSN13, Electromagnetism, 7.5 hp
    • FYSN15 Experimental Tools, 7.5 hp
    • FYSN17 Quantum Mechanics, 7.5 hp
    • FYST43 Optics and Optical Design, 7.5 hp
    • FYTN02 Statistical Mechanics, 7.5 hp
    • FYTN03 Computational Physics, 7.5 hp

    if you have taken these - or equivalent courses - during your Bachelor's degree, you can choose freely among other courses.

If you were accepted to the program with an non-Physics Bachelor's degree, contact the study advisor for specific requirements.

If you have courses from another university and want to use them in your degree, contact your study adivsor.