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Master's programme in Physics - Materials science - Courses

For students starting in 2020 or later

The following two courses are mandatory:

  • Quantum Mechanics, FYSN27 and
  • Quantum Experiments in Research and Society, FYSN21

In addition, you need to take three of the following five courses:

  • Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces, FYST64
  • Spectroscopy and the Quantum Description of Matter, FYST65
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy, FYST42
  • Modern X-ray Physics, FYST51
  • Statistical Mechanics, FYTN15

For students who started before 2020

The following course is mandatory:

  • Quantum Experiments in Research and Society, FYSN21 (formerly FYSN11)

In addition, you need to take three of the following six courses:

  • Advanced Electromagnetism, FYSN23
  • Computational Physics, FYTN03
  • Experimental Tools, FYSN25 (previously FYSN15)
  • Optics and Optical Design, FYST43
  • Quantum Mechanics, FYSN27 (previously FYSN17)
  • Statistical Mechanics, FYTN15

Each of these courses includes 7.5 ECTS credits. If you have taken an equivalent course during your Bachelor education, the requirement is already fulfilled.

Furthermore, a Master's project of 30 or 60 ECTS is mandatory.

All other courses can be chosen freely, as long as the following requirements are fulfilled:

  • A total of 120 ECTS credits.
  • A minimum of 90 ECTS credits of advanced courses (including the Master's project).
  • A minimum of 90 ECTS credits of physics (including the Master's project).