University of Gothenburg

Master On Campus
24 months
11303 EUR/year
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The master’s programme in Physics from University of Gothenburg addresses fundamental aspects of complex systems in nature and society and links them with an understanding of and skills in using modern algorithms.


We focus on using computers and relevant software for simulation and problem solving. As a student of the programme, you will build upon your mathematical knowledge with theoretical depth and an understanding of methods. You will develop the knowledge and tools to model and simulate complex systems and use related algorithms for optimization and machine learning.

How do we understand the dynamics of dust particles in the exhaust of diesel engines, the dynamics of biological or artificial populations, or the problem of teaching a robot how to respond to unexpected changes in its environment? 

From understanding the fluctuations of share and option prices that determine the stability of our economy, to predicting earthquakes, knowledge and skills in complex adaptive systems are increasingly in demand.

An interdisciplinary and comprehensive education

Interdisciplinary and encompassing several theoretical frameworks, our programme provides you with a broad and thorough introduction to the theory of complex systems and its applications to the world around us. 

The Physics programme is based on a physics perspective and focuses on its general principles, but we also provide courses in information theory, computer science and optimization algorithms, ecology, and genetics in addition to adaptive systems and robotics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Analysis Methods
  • Advanced Computational Physics: Materials
  • Advanced Subatomic Physics

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.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  A Bachelor's degree or equivalence to 180 credits or 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university, with a minimum of 90 credits in physics. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11303 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22606 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • Full programme cost: 238 000 SEK
  • Application and tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.


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University of Gothenburg


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