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Research Topics in Physics

  • Number of credits 3 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2025

About the course

The course begins with an introduction to scientific methodology and a review of basic structures in a scientific article. Different methods are then described for searching for scientific articles and the students will work with exercises linked to this. After the introduction, the course focuses on current research areas in physics. Within each area, lectures are given by researchers where the students are given the task of studying and examining selected parts of articles in the field. Depending on the nature of the area, experimental tasks may also be included. The students present their work through oral presentations using digital tools. The students' work with the research area concludes with a lecture where researchers sum up the students' analyzes and give feedback. Each research area is treated with a similar approach: introduction lecture, article analysis and sometimes also experimental tasks, as well as a feedback lecture. The course ends with a lecture where all areas are summed up and linked to courses that are available in each area.

Application and eligibility

Research Topics in Physics, 3 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2025 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


20 January 2025


24 March 2025

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 20%

Required Knowledge

90 credits including Quantum Mechanics 1, Physical Measurement Techniques and Thermodynamics or equivalent. Proficiency in English and Swedish equivalent to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies. Requirements for Swedish only apply if the course is held in Swedish.


Entry requirements


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



The online application opens 16 September 2024 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 October 2024. How to apply

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 7,140

Total fee

SEK 7,140

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Course is given by
The Department of Physics
Contactperson for the course is:
Shahab Fatemi