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Bachelor programmes

The bachelor programme in physics, specializing in astronomy or theoretical physics, is a three year programme resulting in a Bachelor of Science degree. The programme starts by giving you the physics and math tools you need to further your education, and as you specialize more and more the programme becomes flexible, giving you the opportunity to choose among the courses you are most interested in.

Astronomy and Theoretical Physics are two out of several specializations within the Bachelor of Science programme at Lund University. Once you choose to specialize within astronomy or theoretical physics, you begin with a general physics education, but then complement it with a selection of our in-depth courses.

As the table below illustrates, two 7.5 credit (hp) courses are usually taken in parallel during each study period. Some courses are 15 credits.

Programme details

This is the current plan for the bachelor programs for students starting autumn 2020 or later. Courses with a course code starting with AST or FYT are given by the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical physics, whereas courses with course codes starting with FYS or MAT/NUM are given by the Departments of Physics and Mathematics, respectively.

Course links below go to the Lund University course pages.

First year

Second year

Third year


  • Astronomy students take both FYSC22 and FYSC24.
  • Theoretical physics students need FYTB14 and MNXA19 plus either FYSC22 or FYSC24.


Study advisor
Nils Ryde, ryde [at] astro [dot] lu [dot] se

Director of studies
Johan Rathsman, studierektor [at] astro [dot] lu [dot] se