Uppsala University

Physics - Energy Physics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    15113.5 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

Energy-related questions are a contemporary issue and will continue being so. A safe and reliable energy supply is essential for our everyday life and the energy demand is increasing, making the investigation and exploration of new sources more and more important.

The Master Programme in Physics - Energy Physics from Uppsala University will help you acquire broad and deep knowledge in physics with a view to energy related questions. Courses are given mainly by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, which is responsible for your education, and the Department of Engineering Sciences. 

Tailor your own Master degree! Take a course in Advanced Quantum Mechanics if you are interested in a theoretical description of nuclear states with bearing for fission or fusion processes. Take courses in electrical power engineering if you aim for the understanding of power devices and transmission systems. Take courses in programming and modelling if you want to do simulations and solve modelling problems in energy systems. You will be assigned a mentor helping you to make informed decisions towards your degree and your future career.

Career

The employment and career opportunities are good for graduates of this specialisation, both in academia, the public and the private sector. As far as academia is concerned, you will be well prepared to pursue PhD studies, the next step on the career ladder in science. Outside of academia, the number of players in the international energy market is increasing, leading to a high demand on qualified personnel within industry and authorities. 

Physicists are well prepared for these challenges, since they combine the mathematical skills with programming competences and the ability to capture complex situations in quantitative models.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

Year 1

  • Introductory course
  • Energy Physics 1
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Computational Physics
  • Advanced courses on Hydro Power or Solar Energy, Energy Physics 2 with Nuclear Power

Year 2

  • Elective specialisation courses
  • Elective advanced physics courses
  • Master's thesis
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.

Also required is 75 credits in physics.

Note! With a Bachelor’s degree that is not in physics (e.g. engineering, mathematics), you may thus not qualify for our Master programme. Before applying, verify that you meet this requirement.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15113.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30227 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
NON-EU/EEA
  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Living costs for Uppsala

6,573 - 6,670 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.