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Master programme in Physics - Theoretical Physics

2 years ยท 120 credits

Are you intrigued by unraveling the mysteries of nature through a theoretical lens? At the Department of Physics, we offer a comprehensive program delving into a wide array of topics in theoretical and mathematical physics.

From probing the tiniest constituents of matter and their interactions within theoretical high energy physics to exploring nuclear and solid-state phenomena in mathematical physics, and even delving into complex biological processes like protein folding and plant growth in biophysics and computational biology, our program equips you with a solid theoretical foundation to develop new models and deepen your understanding of the natural world.

As a master student, you will join a dynamic research community engaged in cutting-edge theoretical studies

Programme courses

Your programme begins with a diverse selection of courses, ranging from general to specialized topics. The program culminates in a master's degree project within one of our research groups, offering you ample opportunities to tailor your studies to your interests. While we encourage flexibility in your studies, we also offer strong specializations including Biophysics and Computational Biology, Nuclear Physics, Solid State Physics, Nanophysics, Atomic Physics, and Theoretical High Energy Physics.

Click the link below to view the compulsory and recommended courses of the theoretical physics track or our master programme.

Career prospects

A Master's degree in Theoretical Physics opens doors to a wide range of career paths based on your specialisation. While many students pursue a PhD in theoretical physics or related fields, there are also opportunities outside academia, particularly in information and communication technology or energy production sectors, where advanced programming and modeling skills are highly valued.

Furthermore, the MAX IV laboratory and the European Spallation Source (ESS) research institute present exciting opportunities on the horizon for theoretical physics graduates. These state-of-the-art facilities not only expand avenues for research and innovation but also enhance career prospects in the field.

How to apply

Master's programme coordinator

Theoretical Physics

Roman Pasechnik
Roman [dot] Pasechnik [at] hep [dot] lu [dot] se (Roman[dot]Pasechnik[at]hep[dot]lu[dot]se)