The laws of physics are expressed in mathematical equations, which often can't be solved analytically without severe approximations. Computer development helps us solve problems under more realistic conditions, analyze models quantitatively, and simulate the outcome of experiments, which opens up for more reliable predictions in many areas of science and technology. Whether you have a background in Physics or Computational Mathematics, our MSc program will introduce you to a large selection of numerical tools and methodologies and train your ability to translate the underlying physical problem into a numerically solvable representation.
Reasons to choose Stockholm University
A high-quality education in a front-line research environment
This joint MSc program by Stockholm University and Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) gives you a unique opportunity to study in a rapidly developing and stimulating scientific environment. We aim to give you a deeper understanding of physics and improve your computational skills. By having teachers who are all active researchers, you will meet and use the modern computational techniques that are utilized in contemporary research. Through exercises and projects in our courses, and the degree project, you will train your ability to combine the knowledge in physics with computations to model and simulate a range of physical problems.
Strong academic support and networking possibilities
Throughout your MSc studies, several courses are focused on independent studies and group projects. We aim to provide good support in your program and teachers and study advisors are always accessible for questions or guidance. Due to a large number of teachers, you will meet during your courses, you are offered several ways to get in contact with the research of your preference. If you are more interested in working outside the academic field, it is possible to involve yourself in projects with collaborators from relevant companies or public institutions. This is a perfect opportunity to gain broad experience during your studies.
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Why Stockholm University?
Studying at Stockholm University makes a difference
Stockholm University is one of the 100 highest-ranked universities in the world and Sweden’s largest institution of higher education with top-quality education and outstanding research in a wide variety of fields.
Our campus is situated in the Royal National City Park, just minutes away from the center of Stockholm city. Stockholm has recently been rated the safest capital in Europe and is famous for its many green and clean areas. Stockholm is leading in areas such as social welfare, equality, IT, sustainability, and innovation. Known for being an open society, Sweden is also ranked second in the world in the Social Progress Index.