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Master programme in Physics – General Physics – Courses

The general physics programme offers a wide range of courses. You will study 30 credits of courses for each semester. All courses are 7.5 credits half-time courses, unless otherwise stated.

Mandatory and recommended courses

Please see Degree requirements for general requirements.

We recommend that you start your first year by selecting mainly among the required, advanced courses. These courses serve as an introduction to higher studies in physics.

For students who started autumn 2020 or later, two courses are compulsory:

  • Quantum Mechanics (FYSN27)
  • Quantum Physics in Research and Society (FYSN21)

You also have to take at least three of the following alternative-compulsory courses:

  • Advanced Electromagnetism (FYSN23)
  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics (FYST37)
  • Computational Physics (FYTN03)
  • Experimental Tools (FYSN25)
  • General Relativity (FYTN08)
  • Spectroscopy and the Quantum Description of Matter (FYST65)
  • Statistical Mechanics (FYTN15)

During the second year, you should do a master's degree project corresponding to 30 credits. In some cases, 60 credits is also possible.

If you have taken a similar course during your bachelor's degree, contact the student administration to discuss any equivalences.

Select courses of your interest

Apart from the compulsory and alternative-compulsory courses, you are free to choose from any courses you are interested in.

Keep in mind that advanced-level courses may have special admission requirements. Read about our courses here. Contact the course coordinator if in doubt. Please note that some of the courses at the basic level are given in Swedish.

Note that you are required to have at least 90 credits of advanced courses and at least 90 credits in physics to get a master's degree in physics