Physics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    30565
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Would you like to gain a deeper understanding of the physical world around you? Would you like to analyse data taken with mankind’s largest instruments, for example the particle accelerator at CERN or the telescopes at the European Southern Observatory? The Physics programme is offered at Uppsala University.

About

Physics at Uppsala University covers the entire length scale from subatomic strings to the whole universe, with forefront research across all subbranches 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.

The Physics programme is offered at Uppsala University.

At the Ångström laboratory at Uppsala University, physicists collaborate on questions regarding energy, elementary particles, materials, space physics and astronomy. At the Geocentrum in Uppsala, researchers use physical principles to study and understand the earth, its weather and climate. Geocentrum is also the home for the Swedish National Seismic Network which monitors earthquakes in Sweden and worldwide. These and other existing collaborations generate a creative environment for both teaching and research.

During the programme’s first three terms, you may choose from a range of advanced physics courses, thus providing a specialisation in one field of physics. You may also choose courses from other fields (of physics) in order to create an individual profile for your Master’s degree.

The programme is concluded with a 5-month individual research degree project, in cooperation with a research group at a university, in industry or at a public authority.

The programme consists of eight specialisations and one profile:

  • Astronomy and space physics
  • Energy physics
  • Geophysics
  • Materials physics
  • Materials theory
  • Meteorology
  • Nuclear and particle physics
  • Physics didactics
  • Theoretical physics - Quantum fields and strings
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.

For example, you may find employment as a company consultant, project manager in R&D, or as a specialist in banking, insurance or research organisations.

Degree

The programme leads to a Master of Science (120 credits) with Physics as the main field of study. After one year of study it may also be possible to obtain a Master of Science (60 credits).

Programme Structure

Specialisations

  • Astronomy and Space Physics
  • Energy Physics
  • Geophysics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Materials Physics
  • Materials Theory
  • Meteorology
  • Theoretical Physics: Quantum Fields and Strings

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • 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.

    Take IELTS test
  • 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.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 30565 International
  • Free EU/EEA

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Funding


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.