Theoretical Physics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #74 (ARWU) ,
The Master’s Programme in Theoretical Physics offered by 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 Master's Programme in Theoretical Physics by 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

Physics deals with ‘matter and its motion’ as well as ‘space and time’. Important concepts are then force, energy, mass and charge. It is an experimental science and its goal is to understand the natural world. The interplay with theoretical model building and experimental work is then important. It is an old science subfield and it developed through the subfield of astronomy to which it is strongly related. The ‘modern’ science discipline physics developed during the 17th century when it diverged from disciplines like mathematics, biology and chemistry. 

Today one can see that the boundaries between these fields of science are more difficult to define again. Today, physics is a broad and highly developed subject. Research is divided into many subfields: condensed matter physics; atomic, molecular, nuclear and optical physics; high energy physics, elementary particle physics and astrophysics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • 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

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

  • A requirement for all Master's programmes is the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, corresponding to at least 180 credits in the European Credit Transfer System.
  • The specific requirements vary between the programmes. Most programmes have requirements of a specific major subject in your Bachelor's degree.
  • In order to document your eligibility, you must provide University Admissions in Sweden with copies of your previous study information, as well as document your English proficiency. 
  • 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

  • International Applies to you

    14250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • First instalment: 70000 SEK
  • Total course/programme fee: 280000 SEK

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