Learning outcomes

By having a Master of Science in Physics you are participating in a project on the frontier of international research. By being integrated in a specialized research group, you will acquire both research experience, knowledge and skills, in addition to obtaining a professional network.

After graduating you should have attained broad and solid knowledge, skills and general knowledge. This comprises:


You should have attained insight into physics at an advanced level, which means that after graduating you should have

  • solid knowledge of physical theories, models and methods within your field
  • broad knowledge of relevant experimental and computational methods
  • broad knowledge of advanced analytical models and methods in physics
  • an academic intuition and comprehensive understanding allowing you to present and discuss physical concepts, results and uncertainties


After graduating you should be able to develop and apply/use advanced analytical computational and experimental methods used in physics. This comprises that you can

  • apply existing methods on new problems
  • carry out preliminary computational simulations and experiments to describe new phenomena/concepts
  • apply the relevant analytical, computational and experimental methods to study the concept or hypothesis you are working on
  • structure and depict scientific data
  • one or more of the following:
    • develop and use measuring tools and carry out advanced experiments
    • develop and apply analytical models
    • implement computational methods and use existing software

General competence

Through your work on your project and the theoretical curriculum you will develop a professional competence. This means that after graduating you should or can

  • have developed professional maturity and can work independently
  • be able to communicate topics of physics to peers, experts from other disciplines and the general public
  • plan and manage a research project
  • be familiar with principles for commercial activity and innovation
  • be able to reflect over and develop learning strategies

After graduating you will have attained values and attitudes that give you the foundation/basis to develop and use your skills and knowledge in a responsible manner. This means that after graduating as a master of physics you should

  • understand the value of pure/basic/fundamental research and applied research
  • know about scientific demands to reproducibility and sharing of knowledge
  • understand ethical aspects of your role as a professional, of the field of physics and its applications
  • know how to assess the health, environment and safety aspects of your work

Learning outcomes for students who attended this study programme Autumn 2017 or earlier

Published May 23, 2017 12:28 PM - Last modified July 15, 2021 10:00 AM