M.Sc. On Campus

Experimental nuclear and particle physics

24 months
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In University of Bergen's Experimental nuclear and particle physics, one studies the constituents of an atomic nucleus and the interactions between them.


Key facts

The composition and structure of the atomic nucleus is an essential field of study for a nuclear physicist, but the field spans a wide field of phenomena like the structure of the elementary particles, the inside of a neutron star, and the primary matter that existed in the universe a short time after The Big Bang.

University of Bergen's Experimental nuclear and particle physics tries to understand the smallest building blocks of nature and the forces acting between them.

The field of experimental nuclear and particle physics also has a vital role in medicine with radiation- and particle therapy used to treat cancer.

The master program offers analysis of experimental data in nuclear and particle physics, which gives practical experience in handling and creating meaning out of large amounts of data. The development and testing of hardware for use in experiments also include data analysis, in addition to first-hand experience with high-tech electronics. The work is carried out in an international research community and the students are exposed to collaboration in large international projects, for instance at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). Both studies and research is aimed at supporting the building, operation and analysis of experiments at such collaborations. The master program trains the student in critical examination of the ideas of oneself and others, in both written and oral presentations.

Programme Structure

  • be able to account for the basic building blocks of matter and the various constituents of an atomic nucleus and the interactions between them
  • be able to account for the particles and interactions of the Standard Model
  • be able to account for the basic ideas in nuclear physics
  • explain selected experimental methods and measurements techniques in experimental nuclear and particle physics
  • show that one has advanced knowledge in experimental nuclear and particle physics at a good level, and specialized insight in a smaller area connected to the master degree project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • In order to apply for the Master Programme in Physics, Experimental nuclear and particle physics, you need a bachelor degree in Physics or related fields.
  • Bachelor degree in Physics
  • Other bachelor degrees can qualify if you can document courses in Calculus, Linear Algebra, Differential Equation, Function of Several Variables, Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics, Basic Measurement Science and Experimental Physics, Modern Physics, Project in Physics

Tuition Fee

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The semester fee is NOK 590

Living costs for Bergen

10362 - 16828 NOK /month
Living costs

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