Theoretical Physics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    29415
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #74 ,
The Masters Programme in Theoretical Physics at Stockholm University gives a solid foundation in theoretical physics, with the possibility to specialize in e.g. cosmology, string theory, general relativity, condensed matter physics and quantum information.

About

The masters program in Theoretical Physics at Stockholm University has two main goals: first to provide the student with a solid mastery of the basic techniques of modern physics, in particular in the areas of quantum field theory, statistical mechanics and advanced numerical methods. Secondly, to offer the opportunity to a specialized and in depth study of a subject in the front line of modern research in theoretical physics.

Content and range
  • Courses. Mathematics, and to an increasing degree also numerical simulations and computer algebra, play an important role in theoretical physics. The masters students are given good possibilities to complement their education in theoretical physics with advanced courses in these areas. In addition, the students are offered a number of advanced courses in different areas of physics in order to further broaden their education.
  • Thesis. The supervisors, and most of the lecturers, in the masters program are active researchers in different areas of modern theoretical physics such as cosmology, string theory, general relativity, condensed matter physics and quantum information. During the master thesis project, the student will be integrated in one of the research groups, and in that way get a first hand experience of professional theoretical research.
Exam and employment opportunities

Even though one of the main goals of the masters program is to prepare for graduate studies in theoretical physics, the program also opens for other career opportunities. The training in critical thinking and analysis of new complex phenomena, which is obtained during the program is very useful not only in other academic disciplines such as bioinformatics and applied mathematics, but also outside the academic world in areas such as finance, insurance and telecommunications.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • General Relativity
  • Introduction to Quantum Information and Quantum Computation
  • Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Quantum Field Theory for condensed matter
  • Statistical Physics
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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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.

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  • 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

Special eligibility requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree, including at least 90 ECTS credits in Physics. English B/English 6 (Swedish upper secondary school course) or the equivalent.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 29415 International
  • Free EU/EEA
Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
  • First instalment: 70000 SEK
  • Total course/programme fee: 280000 SEK

Funding

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