• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    15113.5 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
Quantum field theory and string theory are broad subjects whose research remains extremely active. One goal of the Master Programme in Physics - Theoretical Physics - Quantum Fields and Strings from Uppsala University is to give students exposure to this research.

About

The theoretical physics group at Uppsala University is a world-recognised institution that has a wide range of interests in the modern study of quantum field theory and string theory. This breadth in the subject allows the group to supervise student degree projects in many different key areas, including string phenomenology, applications of the AdS/CFT correspondence, scattering amplitudes, cosmology, integrability of gauge theories, mathematical physics and standard-model and beyond-the-standard-model physics.

Physics - Theoretical Physics - Quantum Fields and Strings is delivered by Uppsala University.

After successful completion of the coursework you will have the opportunity to complete a Master’s thesis under the supervision of one of the faculty or research staff in the theoretical physics group. Topics can range from all areas of string theory, quantum field theory or mathematical physics. Typically, the last term of the second year is devoted almost entirely to the thesis project.

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.

Your mathematical competence and analytical problem-solving skills will make you an attractive recruit. Depending on the courses you take and the specialisation you choose, there are many other individual career opportunities in special areas, both within and outside the field of physics.

Programme Structure

Courses in the Master Programme in Physics, specialising in Theoretical Physics: Quantum Fields and Strings, are an important part of the programme. 

One Quantum Field Theory course is offered in the first year and another in the beginning of the second year. There are also two courses in String Theory offered in the second year. 

Many other courses are available to the students, including Analytic Mechanics, Symmetry and Group Theory, Gravitation and Cosmology, a continuing course in Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics, Advanced Methods in Mathematical Physics, and a course in Symmetry in Physics. 

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Lecturers


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.

Bachelor’s degree in physics or equivalent is required for admittance to the program. An equivalent degree must have contained at least 75 credits (out of 180) of physics courses in order for you to be eligible for admission. You must verify that you fulfill 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.