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Theoretical atomic, nuclear and particle physics

University of Bergen

24 months
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University of Bergen's Theoretical atomic, nuclear and particle physics master's programme provides an introduction to fundamental theoretical physics by bridging the gap between undergraduate courses and the research frontier.


Key facts

As a student at University of Bergen's Theoretical atomic, nuclear and particle physics you will have the opportunity to study the atomic systems interacting with light, delve into the complex behaviour of quarks and gluons in the extreme conditions created in nuclear collisions or investigate the structure of the Standard Model of particle physics, and beyond.

The courses of the master's programme include advanced methods in quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, as well as general relativity. In addition, you will gain experience with modern numerical methods in order to being able to solve cutting-edge problems. As a master student, you will become part of a vibrant research community engaged in various international projects.

Programme Structure

The candidate

  • has an understanding of the most fundamental laws and principles of theoretical physics, along with their interpretations
  • is able to account for the elementary constituents of matter
  • is acquainted with specialized numerical and analytical tools to solve the problems at hand
  • has specialized knowledge of laser-matter interactions, nuclear processes under extreme conditions and particle physics of the Standard Model and ideas for its extension by yet undiscovered particles (the extent will depend on the specialization of the master's thesis)

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

  • 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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  • International

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

The semester fee is NOK 590

Living costs for Bergen

10362 - 16828 NOK /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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