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Master's programmes

After a bachelor's degree in physics, you may want to continue to broaden and deepen your knowledge and go for a two-year master's degree in astrophysics or physics.

Two master's programmes are offered by the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics: a specialised master's programme in astrophysics at Lund Observatory, as well as the Physics master's programme with specialization in Theoretical physics in collaboration with the Department of Physics. Each has its own set of required courses but also with considerable freedom to choose among physics courses to compose your own profile.

For students starting in 2023, the specialization in Biological physics and computational biology has been replaced by the new Master's programme in Computational Science, with specialization physics. See below for a recommended study plan focused on biological physics and computational biology.

For your master's degree you need to write a master's thesis, and we suggest that you pick a subject from one of our research groups: astrophysics, theoretical particle physics or computational biology and biological physics.

Read more about the programmes, prerequisites och application procedure at the Lund University website:

Further details about the contents of the programmes can be found on our websites:



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

Master programme coordinators

David Hobbs
david [dot] hobbs [at] astro [dot] lu [dot] se

Theoretical physics
Roman Pasechnik
roman [at] thep [dot] lu [dot] se

Biological physics and computational biology
Carl Troein
carl [at] thep [dot] lu [dot] se