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M.Sc. On Campus

Physical and Chemical Sciences - Theoretical Physics

University of Turku

24 months
12000 EUR/year
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The Physical and Chemical Sciences - Theoretical Physics programme at the University of Turku introduces the student to the intriguing diversity of physical theories and gives means to understand the world.  

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The track of Physical and Chemical Sciences - Theoretical Physics from the University of Turku is one of the four specialisation tracks of the Master´s Degree Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences. The other tracks of the programme are Astronomy and Space, Materials Chemistry and Materials Physics. 

Topics from quantum physics to the theories of gravity are incorporated into the track of Theoretical Physics. Problems of fundamental quantum physics, quantum information, quantum field theory and theoretical cosmology are at the heart of the studies in Theoretical Physics.

Upon graduation, you will be able to use the diverse set of skills acquired as part of this track, including theoretical and numerical techniques to produce and analyse new physical projects.

Job Options 

The prospects for employment at relatively senior levels is excellent for those trained in the physical and chemical sciences. Thanks to the broad scope of the programme, the skills and knowledge developed as part of this education at the University of Turku provide many employment opportunities in different areas.

The MSc graduates have been employed to wide range of professions, in addition to academic career, such that finance sector, medical imagining, quantum technology, game development, and data mining.

Programme Structure

The large variety of the recent thesis titles in theoretical physics includes
  • Decoherence and dissipation of a quantum Brownian particle
  • Non-Markovian dynamics of the spin-boson model
  • Quantum Zeno- anti Zeno transition for a dynamically decoupled system
  • Superconductivity and superfluids
  • Quantum field theory and particle production on curved space-time
  • Time-loop formalism and the thermalisation of the neutrinos in the early universe
  • The Boltzmann equations in cosmology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You are an eligible applicant for Master’s-level studies if

  • you have a nationally recognized first cycle degree – normally a Bachelor’s degree – from an accredited institution of higher education,
  • your degree corresponds to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to three years of full-time study,
  • your degree is in a relevant field for the Master’s degree programme that you’re applying to. Please check the programme page for detailed degree requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Tuition fee Free for citizens of EU/EEA countries or Switzerland, for citizens of non-EU/EEA countries €12,000/academic year

Living costs for Turku

775 - 1128 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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