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Master's programme in Physics - General Physics

2 years · 120 credits

What if satisfying your curiosity could become your job? At the Department of Physics in Lund, you can be curious and creative, and at the same time make a strategic choice for your career. As a physicist in Lund you may study subjects such as the smallest parts of matter, the interface between living cells and electronics, how to create a cleaner environment and how to cure cancer.

As a master’s student you will become part of a vibrant research community engaged in experiments at major international research facilities and in state-of-the-art laboratories on site. Cutting-edge theoretical studies are also undertaken.

You begin your studies by taking a number of courses, some of them general, some more specialised. The programme concludes with a master’s project, for which you spend a full year in a research group or outside the University – there are many exciting possibilities within the high-tech industry in the Lund region. Choosing General Physics will give you a great deal of freedom to tailor your own education.

List of courses included in the Master's programme in Physics - General Physics

Career prospects

Two international research institutes are situated in Lund: MAX IV – a synchrotron radiation laboratory, and ESS – the European Spallation Source, which is being constructed. This makes Lund a centre for, among many other things, materials science, and will attract new entrepreneurs and research groups. The two institutes will add to the already existing opportunities for you as a graduate of this master's programme.

Areas in which graduates find employment include information and communication technology, manufacturing, space exploration, life sciences, medicine, pharmacy, energy production, the environment, electronics and materials science.

How to apply

Master's programme coordinator

General Physics

Jan Knudsen
Jan [dot] Knudsen [at] maxiv [dot] lu [dot] se