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Education

The Department of Physics offers a wide range of physics courses on both undergraduate and graduate level. Almost all of our courses are offered in English, and it is therefore possible to welcome students from all over the world. You can study our courses as a part of a programme, as an exchange student, or as an independent study.

Why Study Physics?

Physicists seek to find the laws of nature that govern such vastly different things as light, atoms and molecules, solids, fluids, gases, plasmas, electronic devices, mechanical systems, the solar system, stars and galaxies. The phenomena studied cover length scales ranging from 1026 m (the size of the universe) down to the about 10-18 m (the smallest length scales accessible at the Large Hadron Collider). One of the goals for the physicists is to find one theory that encompasses all elementary particles and their interactions.

In general, studying physics will make you a better problem solver, and give you practice in communicating your results. Skills in physics are also useful for analysis of global environmental problems, e.g. global heating, spreading of deceases, and even modelling of economic systems. Physicists work with measurement techniques, data analysis, and modelling of dynamical phenomena. Since these skills are sought after, physicists are found working with research and development in both industry and academia.

Study Programmes

For international students we mainly offer the Master’s Programme in Physics. It is a two-year programme with a lot of flexibility, so that you can tailor the education to your needs and interests. You will also have the opportunity to work on research problems together with one of our research groups as a project course.

Our largest programme is the Master of Science Programme in Engineering Physics. However, it is only offered in Swedish (you can read more about that programme on our Swedish pages). We also offer education at the PhD level. You can read more about our study programmes by following the links below.

Course Highlights

Below is a selection of some of courses we offer in English, with a short description of the course. Please refer to the links below for further details about our courses. 

General Relativity
Learn how gravitational waves can bend space and time, and how the universe is expanding, using Einstein’s theory of gravitation. 

Space Physics with Measuring Techniques
Study the physical processes in the solar system, and how they can be analysed with authentic NASA and ESA spacecraft data.

Modelling the Dynamics of Living Systems
From biological networks to gene regulation, apply your modelling and simulation skills to challenging problems in biology.

Monte Carlo Simulations of Critical Phenomena in Physics
Get a numerical toolbox that can be used to study e.g. percolation, analysis of social networks, and the stock market.

Advanced Laser Systems and Technology
The details of operation and characterization of state-of-the-art laser systems including continuous as well as pulsed lasers with ultra-short duration.

Nano Science
About models, manufacturing and characterisation of nanomaterials, such as fullerenes, graphene and nanoparticles, and how these are implemented in energy storage applications and electronics.

Advanced Materials
Study industrial and research advanced materials in different forms (bulk, thin films and nanoparticles), their properties, their application and how to modify/manipulate them for specific applications.

Project courses
It is also possible to do project courses where you work in close collaboration with one of our research groups.