Master Programme in Physics at Uppsala University

Physics at Uppsala University range from the minute to the immense with research in all fields of physics from elementary particles, via the electron structure of condensed matter to the properties of the universe.

Uppsala University offers a two-year full-time study (120 ECTS credits) Master Programme in Physics with nine specializations:

The open structure of the programme gives you a high freedom of choice and specialisation: material theory, magnetism, material physics, chemical physics, theoretical physics, subatomic physics, applied nuclear physics, energy production, astronomy, space physics, geophysics, meteorology and physics education research. As a student on the Master of Science Programme in Physics you also have the possibility to combine courses from other areas to create an individual profile for your degree.
Interested in studying abroad for a semester or two? We have an integrated exchange programme with the Universidad de Sao Paulo, Brazil.

A complete list of courses given in the various physics tracks can be found here: courses. Note that you can combine courses from different tracks and also take courses on the advanced Bachelor and PhD level.

After the two years of study, you will receive an internationally recognised Master of Science degree. There is a one-year option as well.

For more details, see the University pages: Master Programme in Physics.

Requirements and Application

The Master Programme is taught in English. The basic admission requirements are:

The application to the Master programmes for the upcoming academic year will be open from December 1st. The application procedure is found on the University website and the application website (

On the indicated websites, you can get more information about the eligibility requirements and the documentations to enclose your

The application deadline for international students is: mid-January, 2015.
And for students already studying in Sweden: mid-April, 2015.
If you have not finished your Bachelor degree at the time of application, you may receive aso-called condition offer (subject to you obtaining your Bachelor degree prior to taking up your Master studies).
Late applications are possible, contact the coordinator.


Best regards,

Rabab Elkarib, Study Counsellor,

Andreas Korn, Master programme coordinator,

See the interviews on YouTube regarding physics research and the Physics Master Programme at Uppsala.

Tord, professor

Stephan, M. Sc. student

Omid, M. Sc. student

Omid is is also blogging about the life as a physics student in Uppsala.
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What do you love about physics?

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