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 abroad 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 with 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.

Programme modules/courses

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

Career prospects

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 Spallation Source, that is currently under construction.

Read more about this programme at www.lunduniversity.lu.se/physics-theoretical-physics

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 2019 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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