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Space Physics with Measuring Techniques

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2024

About the course

The course focuses on the space environment in our solar system and on different measurement techniques to study space. The sun, solar wind, solar-terrestrial coupling, magnetospheric physics, aurora borealis, planets, comets, asteroids and interplanetary dust are discussed. Measurement techniques for space-borne instruments (eg measurements of waves, fields and particles) as well as ground-based instruments (such as radar and optical measurements) are studied. The course provides an overview of key space missions and deals with rocket and orbital calculations. Central to the course are a number of longer laboratory sessions where students use computers to interpret and analyze authentic data from ground-based and space-borne instruments.

Application and eligibility

Space Physics with Measuring Techniques, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2024 Visa tillfällen för efterkommande termin


15 January 2024


19 March 2024

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

90 credits including Electrodynamics or equivalent and a first course in scientific computing. 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



Application deadline was 16 October 2023. The application period is closed.

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 17,850

Total fee

SEK 17,850

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Course is given by
The Department of Physics
Contactperson for the course is:
Maria Hamrin