Physics - Material Theory at Uppsala University covers the entire length scale from subatomic strings to the whole universe, with forefront research across all sub-branches of physics — from research on elementary particles and materials, the structure of the earth and its atmosphere, to space and the properties of the universe.
In the Master Programme in Physics, specialising in Materials Theory, you can choose freely among many different courses for tailoring your own study programme, according to your interests and your plans for the future.
You will learn how to theoretically treat complex interactions based on the principles of quantum theory, and run numerical simulations. You will be able to write efficient codes and optimise them for using in high-performance supercomputing facilities, and to use the most advanced theoretical tools to understand modern materials, and predict novel materials properties. Lectures will be intertwined with seminars and advanced numerical exercises.
With a Master’s degree in physics, you will be qualified for PhD studies in physics. Many physics Master’s students continue as PhD students, at Uppsala University or elsewhere. You will also have the opportunity to work with research and development (R&D) at various companies and public authorities.
As a student in the Maser Programme in Physics, specialising in Materials Theory, you will study advanced courses in quantum mechanics, atomic, molecular and solid state physics, and learn state of the art theoretical methods to predict properties of materials. You will learn how to theoretically treat complex interactions based on the principles of quantum theory, and make numerical simulations.
You will be able to optimise your own programme, and to use the most advanced theoretical tools to understand modern materials, and predict new materials properties.
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A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.Also required is 75 credits in physics.
Note! With a Bachelor’s degree that is not in physics (e.g. engineering, mathematics), you may thus not qualify for our Master programme. Before applying, verify that you meet this requirement.
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