Most of our courses are part of some study programme, but it is possible to study any course as an independent self-contained course as well.
The Department of Physics offers a number of courses taught in English enabling us to welcome Exchange students from around the world.
The Swedish academic year is divided into two semesters, the autumn semester from the break August/September to mid-January and the spring semester from mid-January to early June. An Orientation "Course" for international students is offered the week before the start of each semester.
One semester of full-time studies corresponds to 30 ECTS credits. Every semester is divided into two equal halves, two so called study periods (Sp), each finished off by an examination week. Every year there are three examination opportunities for each course. A typical course comprizes 7.5 ECTS credits, hence you usually study two courses every study period.
In Sweden the focus is on understanding and problem solving, not memorizing. The skills are usually tested in written problem-oriented examinations. Also other examination forms are used. Besides ordinary lectures and problem solving sessions, many courses include laboratory experiments and computer projects. These are presented either orally or in writing. Also minor project works can be included.