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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.


First Year

First semester, fall

1st Period (HT1)

Two out of:

  • MNXB01: Introduction to programming and computing for scientists
  • FYSN21: Quantum physics in research and society (mandatory, also spring 2)
  • FYSN17: Quantum mechanics (mandatory since 2020)

2nd period (HT2)

  • FYSN15: Experimental tools (#)
  • FYTN15: Statistical mechanics

In case the 3 required courses have been completed, we recommend instead of FYTN15 (Statistical mechanics) the following:

  • ASTM21: Statistical tools in Astrophysics

Second semester, spring

1st Period (VT1)

  • FYST17: Modern experimental particle physics (#)
  • FYTB14: Classical mechanics and special relativity

2nd period (VT2)

  • Master's project, 7.5 out of 60 ECTS

Depending on earlier choices, one of:

  • FYST16: Modern subatomic physics (#)
  • FYSN21: Quantum physics in research and society (mandatory, also autumn 1)

Second Year

Third semester, fall

1st Period (HT1)

  • Master's project, 15 out of 60 ECTS

2nd period (HT2)

  • FYTN18: Theoretical particle physics (#)
  • Master's project, 7,5 out of 60 ECTS

Fourth semester, spring

1st Period (VT1)

  • Master's project, 15 out of 60 ECTS

2nd period (VT2)

  • Master's project, 15 out of 60 ECTS

The master projects can be done in either of two forms:

  • FYSM60: 60 credits (as described above)
  • FYSM30: 30 credits project + 30 credits in additional elective courses