M.Sc. On Campus

Physics, Theoretical Physics

Lund University

24 months
14096 EUR/year
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As a Master's student in the Physics, Theoretical Physics programme at Lund University you will become part of a vibrant research community engaged in cutting-edge theoretical studies.


In the Physics, Theoretical Physics programme at Lund University, you can choose from studying the smallest constituents of matter and their interactions within theoretical high energy physics via nuclear and solid state physics within mathematical physics, all the way to protein folding and plant growth within biophysics and computational biology. In all cases you will get a solid basis of theoretical knowledge needed to develop new models and to better understand how nature works.

You begin your studies by taking a number of courses, some of them general, some more specialised. The programme concludes with a Master's project within one of the research groups. You have a lot of freedom to tailor your own studies, but we have also put together some strong specialisations: Biophysics and Computational Biology, Nuclear Physics, Solid State Physics, Nanophysics, Atomic Physics and Theoretical High Energy Physics.

Career prospects

A Master of Science in Theoretical Physics will give you ample opportunities for pursuing a wide variety of careers depending on your specialisation. Whereas many students to on to do a PhD in theoretical physics and related subjects, it is also possible to find suitable careers outside of academia, for example in the fields of information and communication technology or energy production, where advanced programming and modelling skills are needed.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics
  • Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Quantum Chaos
  • Solid State Theory
  • Theoretical Nuclear Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply between mid-October to 15 January for studies starting in the autumn semester


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in physics or the equivalent. The degree must include at least 90 credits in physics. Proficiency in English equivalent to English 6/B from Swedish upper-secondary school.
  • Based on grades awarded for previous academic courses, particularly qualifying courses, and a statement of purpose for the application (from the applicant's Summary sheet).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14096 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28192 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 290 000

Living costs for Lund

7428 - 11057 SEK /month
Living costs

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


The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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