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Master's programme in X-ray and Neutron Science - Courses

The X-ray and neutron science programme offers a wide range of courses. You should choose 15 hp (credits) of courses for each study period (all are 7.5 hp half-time courses, unless otherwise stated). Remember to check the course requirements and contact the course coordinator if in doubt.

See degree requirements for general requirements

During the second year, you should do a Master's degree project. We recommend that you do a project for a full academic year, corresponding to 60 ECTS credits, course code FYSM60. Alternatively, you can do a one-semester project corresponding to 30 ECTS credits, course code FYSM30. In the second case, you can do the project either full-time for one semester, or half-time for two semesters, and you need to take courses corresponding to an additional 30 ECTS credits.

Two courses are mandatory:

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

You also have to take at least three of these five (marked with * below):

  • Introduction to Accelerators and Free Electron Lasers, MAXM07
  • Experimental Methods and Instruments for Synchrotron Radiation, MAXM16
  • Spectroscopy and the Quantum Description of Matter, FYST20
  • Modern X-ray Physics - Diffraction and Imaging, FYST51
  • Modern Neutron Physics, FYST52

Recommended courses
Autumn semester - first period:

  • Quantum Mechanics, FYSN17 (mandatory)
  • Introduction to Accelerators and Free Electron Lasers, MAXM07 (*)
  • Introduction to Synchrotron Radiation Based Sciences, MAXM06
  • Quantum Physics in Research and Society, FYSN21 (mandatory, also autumn 2nd)

Autumn semester - second period:

  • Experimental Methods and Instruments for Synchrotron Radiation, MAXM16 (*)
  • Quantum Physics in Research and Society, FYSN21 (mandatory, also autumn 1st)

Spring semester - first period:

  • Modern X-ray Physics - Diffraction and Imaging, FYST51 (*)
  • Spectroscopy and the Quantum Description of Matter, FYST20 (*)
  • Accelerators and Free Electron Lasers, MAXM05

Spring semester - second period:

  • Modern Neutron Physics, FYST52 (*)