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. Physicists in Lund study subjects including the smallest parts of matter, the interface between living cells and electronics, how to create a cleaner environment and how to cure cancer. At the same time, they are satisfying their curiosity.

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.

You have a lot of freedom to tailor your own education, but we have also put together some strong specialisations: Analytical Physics, Combustion Physics, Mathematical Physics, Theoretical Physics, Nanophysics, Photonics and Lasers, Subatomic Physics and Synchrotron Radiation Physics.

Career prospects

Two international research institutes are being constructed in Lund over the next few years: MAX IV - a synchrotron radiation laboratory, and ESS - the European Spallation Source. This will make Lund a centre for, among 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.

More information can be found at https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lubas/i-uoh-lu-NAFYK-ALLM

Why Lund University?

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2020 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.

If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.

The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se

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