Physics - Nuclear and Particle Physics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
Physics - Nuclear and Particle Physics M.Sc. at Uppsala University gives you the opportunity to learn this physics and the theoretical and experimental methods that are used by researchers. There is a very strong connection to research, with research groups that participate in the major physics experiments in the world.


Nuclear and particle physicists try to understand Nature at the most fundamental level, including astrophysics and cosmology. The research is both theoretical and experimental, and the technology that makes the experiments possible is also used in many other fields such as engineering, finance and medicine. 

Physics - Nuclear and Particle Physics M.Sc. at Uppsala University  is a broad programme for students interested in the very frontline of fundamental physics where we aim at understanding the structure of matter at the subatomic level and applications of this research. This involves both experimental and theoretical nuclear physics and particle physics. 

The programme has a very strong connection to research in the nuclear and particle physics divisions, which is internationally highly competitive. The research in our groups is highly collaborative, and during the thesis you will be integrated in a research group.


After graduating from the Master Programme in Physics, specialising in Nuclear and Particle Physics, you will have a very versatile and solid background in fundamental physics and its applications. You will be very well prepared to go on to become a PhD student in these, or related, fields. But you will also have great opportunities for jobs in industry or government. 

Our alumni can be found in a wide variety of jobs in, for example, engineering, data analysis and software development, in fields such as medical technology/medical physics, “big data”, the energy sector, finance, or telecom. For a physicist with such a broad education, the opportunities are endless.

Programme Structure

A wide range of courses are available, including accelerator physics and technology such as for radiation detectors for research and medical applications, advanced nuclear physics, advanced particle physics, quantum field theory, symmetry and group theory, quantum chromodynamics, and effective field theories. 

More basic courses are also available, including special relativity, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. All courses are taught in English. 

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:


    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:


    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:


    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.

A Bachelor’s degree in physics or equivalent is required for admittance to the programme. An equivalent degree must have contained at least 75 credits (out of 180) of physics courses. We recommend that in order to follow this programme, you should have taken courses on electromagnetism, thermodynamics/statistical physics, and quantum mechanics.

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

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • 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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