Master of Science in Physics

General

Program Description

The Master's program in physics is focused on modern physics and opens up the possibility for analytical work in the industry as well as postgraduate studies.

The goal of physics as a science is to uncover as far as possible the very essence of nature. Research in physics has resulted in a number of fundamental laws and relationships that can be applied to many areas of science and technology.

During your studies, you will work closely with teachers and scientists involved in research projects. You will get a deeper knowledge and understanding of concepts and models in physics and will be able to initiate and conduct research independently. The program is offered in English and is aimed at students from around the world. Since some of the courses are distance courses, you may study parts of the program online.

We also have an agreement with the University of Insubria in Como, Italy, where a corresponding program is offered. This means that you have access to a large selection of courses to choose from. You also have the possibility to, without any study fees, study one or two semesters in Como in order to be conferred a so-called double degree, i.e. a degree from each university, which may be an advantage if you are thinking of an international career.

Experiments are an important tool for testing hypotheses and formulating new theories. That is why laboratory work is used as a teaching method to practice experimental methodology.

As a physicist, you learn to build models, do calculations and make predictions - in short, to solve problems. Physics is not a homogeneous discipline, but rather it encompasses many different fields, such as, condensed matter physics, nanophysics, biophysics, nuclear physics, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy, just to name some of them.

Entry Requirements

General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Physics of which at least 30 credits are in modern physics or the equivalent.
  • English B/6 or the equivalent.

Selections

Alternative selection: The selection of students who have applied is based on academic excellence and individual assessment.

Syllabus

Click here for the on-campus program syllabus.

Click here for the distance program syllabus.

Career

As a physicist, you can work with research and development in particular industries. As a rule, physicists carry out analytical and simulation tasks but also do laboratory work. The education also provides a good basis for graduate studies in physics.

Degree

Master of Science (120 credits)

The main field of study: Physics

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Linnaeus University is a modern, international university named after Carl Linnaeus – a world-renowned Swedish scientist who was born in the Småland region where the university is located.

Linnaeus University is a modern, international university named after Carl Linnaeus – a world-renowned Swedish scientist who was born in the Småland region where the university is located. Read less
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