M.Sc. On Campus

Theoretical Physics

24 months
12861 EUR/year
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This two-year programme in Theoretical Physics at Stockholm University gives you advanced knowledge and broad qualifications in how to use the mathematical and statistical methods that are applicable within theoretical physics.


The programme in Theoretical Physics at Stockholm University represents two years of full time studies (120 credits), out which 30, 45  or 60 credits are allocated to the master thesis project. 

Within the programme there is a lot of freedom to choose the courses that best suit your interests and your physics profile. There is also room for you to broaden your competence thanks to a large number of optional courses.

Career opportunities

  • As a physics student at Stockholm University you gain experience of working in a frontline research environment and an advanced understanding of theoretical physics through analysing, modelling and synthesising complex information. 
  • Our programme provides an excellent foundation for PhD studies and opens multiple career options outside of the academic field. The ability and training in critical evaluation and analysis of complex new phenomena, often using sophisticated mathematical methods, is useful in various disciplines, such as bio-informatics and applied mathematics.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Programming and Computer Science for Physicists
  • Electrodynamics
  • Mathematical Methods in Physics
  • Statistical 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.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree, including at least 90 ECTS credits in Physics. 
  • English B/English 6 (Swedish upper secondary school course) or the equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12861 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25723 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.
  • Applies to citizens from outside EU, EEA or Switzerland. First instalment: 70000 SEK. The complete programme: 280000 SEK.

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 SEK /month
Living costs

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


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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