M.Sc. On Campus


Umea University

24 months
6944 EUR/year
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The Master’s programme in Physics from Umea University gives you the opportunity to acquire wider and deeper knowledge and abilities within one or several subareas in physics. You are free to choose courses according to your own interests and ambitions, but we also offer three special profiles: Computational Physics, Advanced Materials and Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 

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Key facts

Each term comprises two study periods and you will usually take two parallel courses for each study period. Many courses include laboratory exercises or computer based projects. For every course you get three examination opportunities per year, the first directly after the course finishes.

Exam project close to research

The MSc Physics programme offered by Umea University ends with an exam project comprising a minimum of 30 ECTS. You will work independently with your project supervised by one of our scientists. You can do your project in one of the research fields of the Department of Physics. We have research in Condensed Matter Physics, Organic Electronics, Nanophysics, Photonics, Optical/Laser Physics, Biological Physics, Plasma Physics, Flame Dynamics, General Relativity, Statistical Physics, Quantum Physics, Computational Physics, Complex Networks, Space Physics and Physics Education. You can also implement your project outside of the department, for example in a company or in another university, in Sweden or abroad.

Study abroad?

The Department of Physics at Umeå University provides high quality education and research, and we have received funding for several promising young scientists. The study atmosphere is international and students also have the opportunity to complete part of their studies abroad.

Career Opportunities

The programme gives a good foundation for PhD studies and research in higher academic institutions as well as in the industry. As the programme is flexible it can easily be adapted to the labour market and physicists often work as engineers in various physics-related fields. In general, studies in physics give you good training in analytical thinking and problem solving in combination with high competence in mathematical model building and computer usage. These skills make physicists useful also in other fields of the labour market, for example in the insurance, finance and economy sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Electrodynamics with Vector Analysis
  • Mathematics of Phyiscal Models
  • Quantum Mechanics 1
  • Basic Measurement Techniques
  • Modelling and Simulation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent first-cycle qualification comprising of at least 180 ECTS or a corresponding qualification from an internationally recognised university. 
  • Specific entry requirements are: 60 ECTS in physics. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.

Tuition Fee

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    6944 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6944 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Application fee SEK900 
  • Tuition fee, first instalment SEK71,400 
  • Total fee SEK285,600

Living costs for Umeå

7125 - 11770 SEK /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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