Physics - Materials Theory, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
As a student in the Master Programme in  Physics - Materials Theory at Uppsala University, you will learn and apply theoretical methods to study, understand and design new materials. The wide research activities at Ångström Laboratory will give you the opportunity to acquire a broad competence in materials science and to take part in multidisciplinary projects.

About

Physics - Material Theory at Uppsala University covers the entire length scale from subatomic strings to the whole universe, with forefront research across all sub-branches of physics — from research on elementary particles and materials, the structure of the earth and its atmosphere, to space and the properties of the universe. 

In the Master Programme in Physics, specialising in Materials Theory, you can choose freely among many different courses for tailoring your own study programme, according to your interests and your plans for the future.

You will learn how to theoretically treat complex interactions based on the principles of quantum theory, and run numerical simulations. You will be able to write efficient codes and optimise them for using in high-performance supercomputing facilities, and to use the most advanced theoretical tools to understand modern materials, and predict novel materials properties.  Lectures will be intertwined with seminars and advanced numerical exercises.

Career

With a Master’s degree in physics, you will be qualified for PhD studies in physics. Many physics Master’s students continue as PhD students, at Uppsala University or elsewhere. You will also have the opportunity to work with research and development (R&D) at various companies and public authorities.

Programme Structure

As a student in the Maser Programme in Physics, specialising in Materials Theory, you will study advanced courses in quantum mechanics, atomic, molecular and solid state physics, and learn state of the art theoretical methods to predict properties of materials. You will learn how to theoretically treat complex interactions based on the principles of quantum theory, and make numerical simulations. 

You will be able to optimise your own programme, and to use the most advanced theoretical tools to understand modern materials, and predict new materials properties.

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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.

    Book 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 Applies to you

    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 Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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NON-EU/EEA

  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Living costs for Uppsala

6573 - 6670 SEK/month
Living Costs

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Funding

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