Department of Physics and Astronomy

Master Programme in Physics 2017/2018

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Application

Would you like to gain a deeper understanding of the physical world around you? Would you like to analyse data taken with mankind’s largest instruments, for example the particle accelerator at CERN or the telescopes at the European Southern Observatory? The Master Programme in Physics provides you with the tools to understand the inner workings of the world. Be part of the exciting world of physics!

Physics at Uppsala University covers the entire length scale from subatomic strings to the whole universe, with forefront research across all sub-branches of physics — from research on elementary particles and materials, the structure of the earth and its atmosphere, to space and the properties of the universe.

At the Ångström laboratory at Uppsala University, physicists collaborate on questions regarding energy, elementary particles, materials, space physics and astronomy. At the Geocentrum in Uppsala, researchers use physical principles to study and understand the earth, its weather and climate. Geocentrum is also the home for the Swedish National Seismic Network which monitors earthquakes in Sweden and worldwide. These and other existing collaborations generate a creative environment for both teaching and research.

Why this programme?

The Master Programme in Physics is developed in coordination with research groups at Uppsala University. The tutors are active researchers and the courses are linked to the frontline of physics research.

The open structure of the programme provides you with many opportunities to broaden the educational scope and to specialise in your particular area of interest.

We have an exchange agreement with South America's best Physics Department (Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil). This means that you can spend up to one year in São Paulo and obtain a double degree. We are also a partner university in the Nanomat network for nanophysics together with Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI in France, Universiteit Antwerpen in Belgium and Universita degli Studi Roma Tre in Italy.

The programme consists of eight specialisations and one profile:

Astronomy and Space Physics
You study both the near-earth environment and the entire universe with the help of satellites, ground-based observations and various theoretical tools. Examples of courses are Space Physics, Physics of Planetary Systems, Cosmology, and Astronomical Instrumentation. Scientists at Uppsala University are involved in several space missions (Cassini, Gaia) and instrumentation projects at the largest ground-based telescopes (e.g. the E-ELT).

Energy Physics
You will study current and future energy production through, for instance, combustion, fission and fusion. Electromagnetic Field Theory and Fluid Mechanics are basic courses that will enable you to contribute to solving mankind’s energy challenges. Energy Physics is a given jointly with the Department of Engineering Physics.

Geophysics
Earth’s interior is inaccessible by direct observation. Geophysics therefore uses indirect methods such as seismology, gravimetry, magnetometry, and electromagnetic measurements in order to gain information about earth’s internal composition and structure. This specialisation focuses on applied aspects (related to exploration of natural resources) and on more fundamental questions (e.g., understanding the dynamics and the origin and evolution of the earth).

Materials Physics
You will learn experimental and theoretical methods to study, understand and develop new materials. Examples of courses include Solid State Theory, Magnetism, Surface Physics, as well as advanced courses within atomic, molecular, and condensed-matter physics.

Materials Theory
Learn to perform theoretical calculations in order to understand and tailor properties of materials. We offer, for example, courses in Density Functional Theory (DFT), Many Particle Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, and Hands-on Electronic Structure Calculations. Take part in front line research and develop materials for future technologies.

Meteorology
Meteorology applies knowledge of physics to study the atmosphere and to understand how the weather and climate originate. You will learn about the atmosphere through a combination of theory and observation. This specialisation contains theoretical courses such as Atmospheric Physics, as well as more applied courses such as Climate Variations, and finally a Practical Meteorology course for future meteorologists or forecasters.

Nuclear and Particle Physics
How is matter organised on the smallest scales? How can the Standard Model be extended? Learn about the methods used to model and study the structure of matter on subatomic scales and to test the Standard Model in large-scale experiments and the theory behind it. Prominent examples with links to Uppsala include the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider (CERN – Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire), the neutrino telescope IceCube in Antarctica, the BES III detector at the Electron-Positron Collider BEPC II in Beijing (Kina) and the AGATA spectrometer at Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds (GANIL, Frankrike).

Physics Didactics
General knowledge of physics is combined with the understanding of how teaching and learning function in physics. Physics Didactics is a profile (not a separate specialisation), as you are to take courses from one or more physics tracks to study and address didactical problems.

Theoretical Physics – Quantum Fields and Strings
Take part in front-line research and develop the Standard Model with observed quarks and hypothetical strings. If you are interested in the mathematical foundations of physics, this specialisation is for you.

Degree

The programme leads to a Master of Science (120 credits) with Physics as the main field of study. After one year of study it may also be possible to obtain a Master of Science (60 credits).

Programme

During the programme’s first three terms, you may choose from a range of advanced physics courses, thus providing a specialisation in one field of physics. You may also choose courses from other fields (of physics) in order to create an individual profile for your Master’s degree.

The programme is concluded with a 5-month individual research degree project, in cooperation with a research group at a university, in industry or at a public authority.

The programme gives you ample opportunity to choose courses from the wide range of courses offered, both within and beyond physics Tailor your own Master!

See detailed outlines for the courses within the programme specialisations:

Outline for Astronomy and Space Physics
Outline for Energy Physics
Outline for Geophysics
Outline for Nuclear and Particle Physics
Outline for Materials Physics
Outline for Materials Theory
Outline for Meteorology
Outline for Theoretical Physics: Quantum Fields and Strings

Specialisations

  • Astronomy and Space Physics

    This track covers a wide range of topics of physics beyond planet Earth: from the electromagnetic environments of Solar-System planets, exoplanet characterization, solar-type stars, their atmospheres, winds and evolution, the Milky Way and its origin, to galaxies and the large-scale structure of the universe. Most of the topics taught are specialties of researchers in the Division of Astronomy and Space Physics, with the associated Uppsala branch of the Swedish Institute of Space Research. Uppsala University is the only place in Sweden where you can study both space physics and astronomy.

    The first 1.5 years are spent taking courses from a range of topics. Tailor your own Master by either choosing a broad syllabus or by specializing. The taught courses are supplemented by research projects (5, 10, 15 and 30 credits) which you design together with your supervisor. The final semester is spent conducting a thesis project in one of the several research groups at the Division. Be part of a research group and get to know frontline research. This is the best way to prepare you for a PhD position.

    Uppsala-based astronomers/space physicists are involved in several major European projects, e.g. Cassini, Rosetta, Gaia, E-ELT, to name but a few. 

    Several “Löfberg” stipends for students of this track are awarded every year.

  • Energy Physics

    What is Energy Physics?
    The reliable supply of mankind with energy at low cost and with low environmental impact is one of the key problems of our time. The Master Programme in Physic's specialisation Energy Physics studies energy conversion processes on the basis of their physics, like fluid mechanics, thermodynamics or electromagnetism.

    Today's increasing demand of energy sources with low-carbon dioxide emissions requires new developments concerning exploitation of these sources as well as energy conversion and storage. Engineering progress in these fields depends on profound knowledge of the underlying physics.

    Topics of Research
    Research in Energy Physics is done in many fields like solar energy, wave power, wind energy, nuclear power including fusion and more. Research projects include theoretical and experimental studies of advanced solar cells as well as modelling of the solar irradiation and simulations of the electricity output for various photo voltaic systems. The aerodynamics of horizontal and vertical axis wind turbines is studied and modelled as well as the power absorption of a wave energy converter during different phases of the waves. In the field of nuclear power, the basic physics of the nuclear fission process is subject to experimental and theoretical studies as well as the power output from experimental fusion reactors. All these research subjects have in common that the research is done on academic grounds, resulting in Master's and PhD theses as well as in scientific publications, but in view of and in contact with an external market, presented by authorities and industry.

    Courses within the programme

    Year 1
    Introductory course
    Energy Physics 1
    Fluid Mechanics
    Computational Physics
    Advanced courses on Hydro Power or Solar Energy, Energy Physics 2 with Nuclear Power

    Year 2
    Elective specialisation courses
    Elective advanced physics courses
    Master's thesis

    See detailed outline for courses within the specialisation.

  • Geophysics

    How does the Earth work and how do we figure out more about the processes that shape our planet? Studying geophysics at Uppsala University allows you to combine your physics knowledge with field data and laboratory experiments to get a deeper understanding of the solid Earth. Our students and faculty form a diverse, international group in close collaboration with researchers around the world.
     
    Geophysics is the study of the Earth using tools and methodologies from physics. The term “Geophysics” is often used in a broad sense to include subjects like meteorology and physical oceanography. Here, we use it in slightly more limited sense to mean the solid earth beneath our feet. In Geophysics we study tools that are used to investigate the structure and dynamics of the Earth on scales from thousands of kilometers to a few meters. These tools are a variety of methods that analyse seismic waves, electromagnetic waves, gravity and magnetic fields, the physics of rocks and which include advanced numerical modelling. Data is collected using satellites, aircraft, boats, surface and borehole measurements. Geophysical methods are applied to understand the present-day structure of the Earth, its previous and current evolution (plate tectonics), earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and geological evolution in general.

    Practically, geophysics is used for reducing risks from earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides, finding natural resources such as water, minerals, geothermal energy and fossil fuels, and monitoring environmental problems, such as groundwater pollution. The job-market for a geophysicist is thus very broad and international, including academia, industry and government or international authorities.
     
    The geophysics track of the Master’s programme in Physics comprises of 2.5 or 3 semesters of course work, culminating in a thesis project of 1.5 or 1 semester.  We offer a complete curriculum of geophysics courses, and you also have the freedom to substitute courses from other disciplines such as programming, geology, physics, and mathematics. The location of the geophysics programme within the Geocentrum in Uppsala means that we are embedded within a world-class Earth science institute with a vibrant teaching and research climate that provides numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary studies.

  • Nuclear and Particle Physics

    The specialisation in Nuclear and Particle Physics is a very broad programme for students interested in nuclear physics and/or experimental particle physics. The faculty at Uppsala are involved in research in Higgs physics with the Atlas detector at the LHC, neutrino physics with the IceCube detector at the south pole, and QCD physics with the PANDA, KLOE-2 and BES III experiments. The results from these experiments are used to test many different aspects of the standard model.

    Most course work is done in the first year. A wide range of courses are available for the students, including those in accelerator physics and technology, advanced nuclear physics, quantum field theory and quantum chromodynamics. More basic courses are also available, including those in special relativity, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics.

    A large part of the second year is devoted to a degree project. There are a variety of projects open to the students, usually based on one of the experiments the group is actively engaged in. The projects can involve data analysis and simulation, or can be more directed toward instrumentation. There is also the possibility of doing a more theoretical project, for example on the structure of hadrons and predictions for their properties, or interpretation of LHC data to test or find discrepancies with the standard model.

    See outline for courses within the specialisation.

  • Materials Physics

    Materials properties are ultimately determined by the dynamics of electrons and nuclei. A deep understanding of the underlying interactions is prerequisite for design of materials. New materials find applications in a variety of fields of societal importance, including nanoelectronics and magnetism, energy applications and environmental science.
     
    You will study advanced courses in quantum mechanics, atomic, molecular and solid state physics, and learn modern techniques for analysing materials properties on the atomic time and length scales. The methods include state-of-the-art spectroscopy, microscopy, and scattering techniques, exploiting home-based laboratory set-ups as well as international large-scale facilities.
     
    Lectures will be intertwined with the seminars and laboratory work, and the examination work will be done in a research group. Your choice of courses will permit you to prepare for research training as well as a career outside the university during your Master's studies.

    See outline for courses within the specialisation.

  • Materials Theory

    Materials properties are ultimately determined by the dynamics of electrons and nuclei. A deep understanding of the underlying interactions is prerequisite for design of materials. New materials find applications in a variety of fields of societal importance, including nanoelectronics and magnetism, energy applications and environmental science.
     
    You will study advanced courses in quantum mechanics, atomic, molecular and solid state physics, and learn state of the art theoretical methods to predict properties of materials. You will learn how to theoretically treat complex interactions based on the principles of quantum theory, and make numerical simulations. You will be able to optimise your own programs, and to use the most advanced theoretical tools to understand modern materials, and predict new materials properties.
     
    Lectures will be intertwined with the seminars and advance numerical exercises. The examination work will be done in a research group. Your choice of courses will permit you to prepare for research training as well as a career outside the university during your Master's studies.

    See outline for courses within the specialisation.

  • Meteorology

    This is the specialisation for you who want to get deep understanding of the weather and climate systems. The degree from Uppsala University gives you opportunities to work internationally; the physics of weather does not care about borders! You will be equally well prepared to apply for positions at national weather services, private companies, municipalities as for a research position (PhD student).
     
    During the programme you will apply your background in physics on the atmosphere. The suggested course outline guides you through different aspects of meteorology: atmospheric dynamics, thermodynamics, climate variations and climate change, meteorology on local and global scale, as well as applied meteorology e.g. wind power calculations and dispersion of pollutants. We also offer courses in numerical modelling of the atmosphere and practical meteorology, a practical course in forecast methodology.
     
    The first year of courses gives you a solid theoretical meteorological background. The first course, Atmospheric Physics, covers the governing principles of motions in the atmosphere, cloud physics and atmospheric thermodynamics. Here we also include a practical session of performing and analysing your own radio/GPS sonde measurements. Then follow courses in advanced atmospheric dynamics in parallel with a course in climate variations. The second semester starts with a course in atmospheric turbulence and its importance for local and global weather. It also deals with local circulation, atmospheric convection, terrain effects and more. During this semester you also study climatology and climatological methods, as well as a course in modelling the atmosphere and climate.
     
    The second year starts with a course in meteorological applications, e.g. air pollution and dispersion, wind power applications and societal applications of climate information. During this year you also work on your degree project. This can be done as part of our research groups, focusing on e.g. boundary-layer meteorology, air-sea interaction, air-water gas exchange or polar meteorology. Another possibility is to seek degree projects outside the university e.g. at a company or governmental agency. It all depends on your interest and future career. During the second year you can also take a course in practical forecast meteorology, currently only given in Swedish. As an alternative we offer a course in experimental boundary layer meteorology, learning practical research grade field measurements and updating on current research.

    See outline for courses within the specialisation.

  • Theoretical Physics: Quantum Fields and Strings

    The specialisation in Theoretical Physics is intended to have a strong emphasis on quantum field theory and string theory. Students who successfully complete the specialisation will have a solid background to begin PhD studies in these two disciplines but also in many different fields of theoretical physics including condensed matter theory, mathematical physics, high-energy theory including high-energy phenomenology, and theoretical cosmology.

    Quantum field theory and string theory are broad subjects whose research remains extremely active. One goal of the programme is to give students exposure to this research. The theoretical physics group at Uppsala is a world recognised institution that has a wide range of interests in the modern study of quantum field theory and string theory. This breadth in the subject allows the group to supervise student degree projects in many different key areas, including string phenomenology, applications of the AdS/CFT correspondence, scattering amplitudes, cosmology, integrability of gauge theories, mathematical physics and standard model and beyond the standard model physics.

    Courses in quantum field theory and string theory are an important part of the programme. One quantum field theory course is offered in the first year and another in the beginning of the second year. There are also two courses in string theory offered in the second year. These courses will give you the basics to start doing active research in the program and also offer a solid stepping-stone to a PhD position, either at Uppsala University or anywhere else in the world. Many other courses are available to you, including analytic mechanics, symmetry and group theory, gravitation and cosmology, a continuing course in quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, advanced methods in mathematical physics, and a course in symmetry in physics.

    See outline for courses within the specialisation.

Learning experience

Instruction consists of lectures, teacher-supervised tuition, and guidance in conjunction with laboratory work. The forms of examination vary depending on the course content and design. Final exams are more common for theoretical courses, although many tutors have gone over to continuous examination during the course, such as group discussions and hand-in exercises. The programme takes place in Uppsala.

The teachers are active researchers and the courses closely follow current developments in physics.

The language of instruction is English.

Career

With a Master’s degree in physics, you will be qualified for PhD studies in physics. Many physics Master’s students continue as PhD students, at Uppsala University or elsewhere. You will also have the opportunity to work with research and development (R&D) at various companies and public authorities.

Your mathematical competence and analytical problem-solving skills will make you an attractive recruit. Depending on the courses you take and the specialisation you choose, there are many other individual career opportunities in special areas, both within and outside the field of physics.

For example, you may find employment as a company consultant, project manager in R&D, or as a specialist in banking, insurance or research organisations.

Admissions

Astronomy and Space Physics

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M1171 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is 75 credits in physics.

Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Energy Physics

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M1174 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is 75 credits in physics.

Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Geophysics

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M1173 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is 75 credits in physics.

Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Nuclear and Particle Physics

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M1175 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is 75 credits in physics.

Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Materials Physics

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M1176 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is 75 credits in physics.

Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Materials Theory

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M1177 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is 75 credits in physics.

Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Meteorology

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M1172 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is 75 credits in physics.

Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Theoretical Physics: Quantum Fields and Strings

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M1178 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is 75 credits in physics.

Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Contact and further resources

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 5952

Fax: 018-471 5999

Study counsellor: mastercoordinator@physics.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 59 91

For general information about Master's studies at Uppsala University, please send an email to: masterprogrammes@uu.se