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Master Courses

Master's program in Particle Physics division consists of a number of mandatory and optional courses, and a project work. The courses are listed below.

Remember that you have to meet the formal requirements to obtain a master degree in physics. In particular, you have to take the required number of listed courses (or equivalent for international students) as a bachelor or master student. If you are in doubt about whether you meet this requirement then please contact the Director of Studies at the Department of Physics, or the Particle Physics Master's Program study advisors.

Please note that for diploma students who started in 2020 or later, mandatory courses are FYSN21 and FYSN17, while at least 22,5 credits need to be taken through FYSN15, FYST17, FYST16 or FYTN18 (i.e, one must take at least 3 out of these courses). These courses are indicated with # below.

All advanced courses can be found here.

First Year: Courses

First semester, fall

1st Period (HT1)

  • Program courses:
    • FYSN21: Quantum physics in research and society (mandatory, also given in HT2)
    • FYSN17: Quantum mechanics (mandatory)
  • Suggested optional:
    • MNXB01: Introduction to programming and computing for scientists
    • FYTB14: Classical mechanics and special relativity

2nd period (HT2)

  • Program courses:
    • FYSN21: Quantum physics in research and society (mandatory, also given in HT1)
    • FYSN15: Experimental tools (#)
    • FYTN18: Theoretical particle physics (#)
  • Suggested optional
    • FYTN15: Statistical mechanics
    • ASTM29: Statistical tools in Astrophysics

Second semester, spring

1st Period (VT1)

  • Program courses:
    • FYST62: Modern experimental particle physics (#)

2nd period (VT2)

  • Program courses:
    • FYST16: Modern subatomic physics (#)

Second Year: Master project

The master project can usually first be started when all courses are passed and has to start HT1 or VT1. The master projects can be done in either of two forms:

  • FYSM63: 60 credits
  • FYSM33: 30 credits project + 30 credits in additional elective courses