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.
Physics 4: Introduction to Advanced Physics (30 credits), Master’s degree project at least 30 credits), electives (60 credits). For information on specialisations and elective courses, see www.fysik.lu.se/english/education/start-studying/masters-programme
Two international research institutes – MAX IV, a synchrotron radiation laboratory, and ESS, the European Spallation Source – make Lund a centre for, among other things, materials science and attract new entrepreneurs and research groups. The two institutes 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. MAX IV entered into operation in June 2016. ESS is currently under construction, with planned start of operations in 2023.
Read more about this programme at www.lunduniversity.lu.se/Physics
Why Lund University?
Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Rankings 2017/2018, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.
If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. 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 an in-depth level of learning.
The University is located in Lund – a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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Last updated November 9, 2017