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M.Sc. Physics

Degree awarded
Master of Science (120 credits)

Linnaeus University
Faculty of Technology
Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering
Universitetsplatsen 1 392 31 KALMAR

+46 772-28 80 00

E-mail address

Type of course
- Campus, Full Time
- Distance, Full Time

Language of tuition

Length of course
2 years

Date of commencement
28 August 2023

Application deadline
- 16 January (First Admission round)
- 17 April (Second Admissions round)

Class size
15 Students

Cost / fees
Tuition fees for students outside EU/EES/Switzerland:

Student grants / Financial assistance
Each year Linnaeus University offers scholarships to outstanding students from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland through the programme "Linnaeus University Scholarships" and "Linnaeus University Scholarship for Current Students"

Linnaeus University does not own any housing. We have agreements with local housing companies allowing us to offer housing assistance for some of our students.

Major recruiters of graduates of our programmes
Research, various industries, IT, financial sector, consulting

Exchange partner schools
We have an agreement with the University of Insubria in Como, Italy which offers a similar programme.

Admission requirements
See below / opposite

Programme Director
Carlo Canali

Linnaeus University

M.Sc. Physics

Master’s Programme in Physics

This degree provides an excellent basis for those wishing to pursue Ph.D. studies in physics, or for those aiming for work in industries requiring advanced mathematical, computational and problem-solving skills or a background in material science, quantum technology and nanotechnology.

The degree programme commences with a semester of general courses, followed by 4-6 ten-week elective courses where you have the choice of studying subjects such as theoretical physics, condensed matter physics, quantum computation and nanoscience.

The degree programme is completed with a Master thesis project (with a duration of 20, 30 or 40 weeks) within the physics research group in Kalmar.

The programme can be carried out either on campus in Kalmar or entirely by distance learning.

A Master’s Degree in Physics prepares you with competence in Physics to meet the needs of society and academia. The programme at Linnaeus University provides a strong background in theoretical physics with emphasis on condensed matter physics and nanophysics.

The students enrolled in the programme benefit from individual mentoring by the instructors, who are all experienced teachers and active researchers. During their studies, the students will work closely with the instructors on ongoing research projects actively pursued in the department.

Many previous graduates have been successful in competing for Ph.D. studentships at universities around the globe, and others have entered into successful careers in industry.

We also have an agreement with the University of Insubria in Como (Italy) which offers a similar programme. This allows you to choose among a large variety of elective physics courses and access to research fields complementary to the ones present at LNU. Furthermore, the agreement gives you the possibility of studying one or two semesters in Como and to apply for a double Master degree, that is, a Master degree granted by both LNU and the University of Insubria.


A Master’s degree in Physics from Linnaeus University paves the way for a career in research or industry. Our past students now work in physics related positions either in academic research studies, e.g. Ph.D. studies, or in industry.


Master of Science (120 credits). Main field of study: Physics

General Courses (first semester)

Choose 4 courses out of the following 5: mathematical methods for physics, computational physics I, classical electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, statistical physics.

Elective Courses (examples)

Advanced quantum mechanics; advanced condensed matter physics; quantum transport in nanostructures; density functional theory with applications in condensed matter physics; quantum theory of many-particle systems; introduction to quantum computing.

Admission requirements

General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements:
Bachelor Degree in Physics of which at least 30 credits are in modern physics or the equivalent.
English 6 or the equivalent.

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About Linnaeus University

Linnaeus University – a creative and international knowledge environment promoting curiosity, creativity, companionship and utility.

Linnaeus University is located in Växjö and Kalmar and offers over 200 degree programmes and 1500 single-subject courses. You can study different subjects within arts and humanities, health and life sciences, the social sciences, the natural sciences, technology, and business and economics. There are also a number of different contract educations, like the headmaster training and police education.

Research at Linnaeus University is of high quality, nationally as well as internationally, and covers a wide range of disciplines. Particularly prominent is the research carried out within our cutting-edge research environments – our Linnaeus University Centres. Within these centres, everything from ecology and evolution to discrimination and integration, postcolonialism, intermediality, bioscience, and big data is being studied.

With 2,100 employees and more than 44,000 students we strive to be a modern university, with Småland as our base and the world as our stage. To study and work at Linnaeus University means being part of an environment characterized by knowledge and development. Students acquire new knowledge and learn to have a critical approach and researchers make discoveries that can change our society. The employees are proud of a work place with both challenges and opportunities and believe that Linnaeus University is a university where knowledge grows. Together we set knowledge in motion for a sustainable societal development.

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