M.Sc. Physics

Stockholm University

Application deadline: January 15
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 15,500 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Disciplines:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

Show more

Your Details
Thank You

Become a StudyPortals member and get access to exclusive information, like scholarships and student reviews, related to your favourite programme!

Please enter your full name.

Something went wrong. Please try again here.

Confirmation e-mail address does not match.

Confirmation e-mail address does not match.

An account with this e-mail already exists. Please log in here.

Are you already a StudyPortals Member?
Find all members only information here

Next

Thank you! Please check your e-mail to activate your account. Once your membership account is activated, you can find all information here.

You can also find alternative Masters here

Description

Advertisement

Aim and purpose of the programme

Physics is an empirical science where new ideas and theories on physical phenomena are tested through observations and controlled experiments. In this Masters programme you will be trained to plan, perform, and to analyze advanced experiments. In physics, the art of identifying crucial and more sensitive experiments to test current theories and to make room for unexpected discoveries, is just as important as to further develop and refine those theories.

The programme is a very good preparation for future PhD studies in experimental physics (at our Physics Department there are strong experimental research programmes in atomic, molecular, and cluster physics, quantum optics, superconductivity, and in nuclear and particle physics). In addition, the thorough training with instrumentation and measuring procedures is an excellent preparation for front line development work in industry.

Content

There are three compulsory courses (Programming and Computer Science for Physicists, Statistical methods in physics, and Physical measuring techniques) during the first year. In addition, you will have to choose two courses among Atomic Physics, Molecular Physics I, Nuclear physics, Elementary Particle Physics, Optics and Laser Physics, and Condensed Matter Physics I, and one of Analytical Mechanics, Electrodynamics I, Quantum Mechanics III, and Statistical physics I. During the first and the second year you will specialize in a particular branch of modern experimental and instrumental physics through 4-6 courses from a broad selection (including also advanced theory courses). The Masters program is concluded with a thesis project which normally takes one and a half semester and which may be performed in a research group or in industry.

Degree and job market

A Master degree in Physics will make you attractive on the international job market. Suitable branches in industry are those involved with telecommunication, sensors, detectors, various forms of laser applications, instrumentation for medicine, energy production etc. Some suitable PhD topics are mentioned above but include, in addition, any field requiring a good knowledge of theoretical and experimental physics, and of modern instrumentation.

Physics is an empirical science where new ideas and theories on physical phenomena are tested through observations and controlled experiments. In this Masters programme you will be trained to plan, perform, and to analyze advanced experiments. In physics, the art of identifying crucial and more sensitive experiments to test current theories and to make room for unexpected discoveries, is just as important as to further develop and refine those theories.

The programme is a very good preparation for future PhD studies in experimental physics (at our Physics Department there are strong experimental research programmes in atomic, molecular, and cluster physics, quantum optics, superconductivity, and in nuclear and particle physics). In addition, the thorough training with instrumentation and measuring procedures is an excellent preparation for front line development work in industry.

Contents

There are three compulsory courses (Programming and Computer Science for Physicists, Statistical methods in physics, and Physical measuring techniques) during the first year. In addition, you will have to choose two courses among Atomic Physics, Molecular Physics I, Nuclear physics, Elementary Particle Physics, Optics and Laser Physics, and Condensed Matter Physics I, and one of Analytical Mechanics, Electrodynamics I, Quantum Mechanics III, and Statistical physics I. During the first and the second year you will specialize in a particular branch of modern experimental and instrumental physics through 4-6 courses from a broad selection (including also advanced theory courses).

The Masters program is concluded with a thesis project which normally takes one and a half semester and which may be performed in a research group or in industry.

Degree and job market
A Master degree in Physics will make you attractive on the international job market. Suitable branches in industry are those involved with telecommunication, sensors, detectors, various forms of laser applications, instrumentation for medicine, energy production etc. Some suitable PhD topics are mentioned above but include, in addition, any field requiring a good knowledge of theoretical and experimental physics, and of modern instrumentation.

Members only information

Scholarships

Please sign in to have access to members only information like related scholarships, student reviews etc. Not a member yet? Create a StudyPortals membership account now!

Reviews

Please sign in to have access to members only information like related scholarships, student reviews etc. Not a member yet? Create a StudyPortals membership account now!

Create a free account now!

  • Save and compare your favourite study programmes
  • Apply for the
    € 1000 scholarship
    awarded by StudyPortals each three months
  • Receive personal updates helping you to find the right study programme for you
Sign up for free or log in

Apply for a € 1,000 Scholarship from StudyPortals now Awarded every three months

more information

Welcome to StudyPortals chat
Thank you
Thank you for your question. We will get back to you soon! The reply will be sent to your account which you can activate via the e-mail you just received. Find more study programmes
More info about studying
abroad?
Chat with us!
More info about studying
abroad? Ask a question to
our study advisors!
Chat with us!
Ask a question to our
study advisors! Click here
anywhere