Do you want to understand the inner workings of nature from a theoretical viewpoint? At the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, together with the Department of Physics in Lund, we offer a broad programme covering a wide range of topics in theoretical and mathematical physics. You can choose from studying the smallest constituents of matter and their interactions within theoretical high energy physics, as well as nuclear and solid state physics within mathematical physics. In all cases you will get a solid basis of theoretical knowledge needed to develop new models and to better understand how nature works.
As a Master’s student you will become part of a vibrant research community engaged in cutting-edge theoretical studies. You begin your studies by taking a number of courses, some of them general, some more specialised and you have a lot of freedom to tailor your own studies. The programme concludes with a Master’s project within one of the research groups.
The programme offers a wide range of courses. You can choose from more specialised courses such as Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology, Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Chaos, Solid State Theory and Theoretical Nuclear Physics as well as more general courses such as Chaos for Science and Technology, Classical Mechanics, Computational Physics, Electromagnetism, General Relativity, Mathematical Methods of Physics and Statistical Mechanics.
At the end of the programme you complete an individual Master’s degree project corresponding to 30 or 60 ECTS credits.
For information on specialisations and elective courses, see www.fysik.lu.se/english/education/start-studying/masters-programme
The Master of Science in Theoretical Physics will give you ample opportunities for pursuing a wide variety of careers depending on your specialisation. Whereas many students go on to do a PhD in theoretical physics and related subjects it is also possible to find suitable careers outside academia, for example in the fields of information and communication technology or energy production, where advanced programming and modelling skills are needed.
Two international research facilities create opportunities for theoretical physics graduates in Lund – MAX IV, a synchrotron radiation laboratory that opened in June 2016, and ESS, the European Spal- lation Source, that is currently under construction.
Read more about this programme at www.lunduniversity.lu.se/Physics-Theoretical-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