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Master's programme in Physics - General Physics - Courses

The general physics programme offers a wide range of courses. You should choose 15 credits of courses for each study period. All courses are 7.5 credits half-time courses, unless otherwise stated. Remember to check the course requirements and contact the course coordinator if in doubt.

Please see Degree requirements for general requirements.

Requirements before autumn 2020

For students who started before autumn of 2020, please see Degree requirements for specific course requirements.

Requirements from autumn 2020

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

  • Quantum Mechanics, FYSN17
  • Quantum Physics in Research and Society, FYSN21

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

  • Advanced Electromagnetism, FYSN23
  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics, FYST37
  • Computational Physics, FYTN03
  • Experimental Tools, FYSN15
  • General Relativity, FYST08
  • Spectroscopy and the Quantum Description of Matter, FYST20
  • Statistical Mechanics, FYTN15

During the second year, you should do a Master's degree project corresponding to 30 ECTS credits. In some cases, 60 ECTS credits is also possible.
Keep in mind that advanced level courses may have special admission requirements. Some of the courses are at the basic level and often given in Swedish. Note that you are required to have at least 90 ECTS credits of advanced courses and at least 90 ECTS credits in physics to get a Master's degree in physics.

Recommended courses

If you already have a Bachelor's degree in physics, we recommend that you start your first year by selecting  mainly among the required courses that serve as an introduction to higher studies in physics. For students starting in the autumn:

  • Quantum Mechanics, FYSN17
  • Quantum Physics in Research and Society, FYSN21
  • Statistical Mechanics, FYTN15
  • Computational Physics, FYTN03
  • Experimental Tools, FYSN15
  • Advanced Electromagnetism, FYSN23
  • Optics and Optical Design, FYST43

If you have taken a similar course already during your Bachelor's degree, discuss with our study advisors. If you have a Bachelor's degree in a subject for example in Engineering or Mathematics, you ought to start with basic courses in modern physics, such as FYSB24, FYSC22, FYSC23 and FYSC24.

After that you are free to choose from the courses you are interested in. Remember to choose courses that fulfill the requirements of the degree.