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Lund University


Natural Sciences


BSc Physics

3 years

€0 pa

Programme profile

Our world is facing many challenges – in basic science when exploring fundamental forces and particles or the origin of the universe, planets and life, – and in applied science to find sustainable energy sources, new technology on the nano-scale and tailor-made materials for industry, chemistry and medicine. Physics is the basis for this endeavour and physicists play an important role in these and many other fields.

Lund is consistently ranked as the top university in Northern Europe in physical sciences and this excellence is now expanding through the building of two international research centres – MAX IV and ESS. Around the university and the centres you will find a large number of innovation companies, making Lund a motor in the economy of southern Scandinavia. Physicists in Lund are working on the cutting edge of everything from particle physics at CERN to nanoscience and photonics.

Programme content

In the first semester of this programme, you will be studying introductory mathematics, where you will learn basic calculus in one variable and basic algebra.

In the second semester you will be introduced to physics and study the basics of mechanics, electromagnetism, optics, nuclear and particle physics and more. In the third semester you will learn more mathematical methods, and you will be introduced to quantum mechanics. The fourth semester is devoted to modern physics, including nuclear and particle physics, quantum mechanics and solid state theory.

The courses join theory with laboratory exercises, giving you a good experience in performing and analysing experiments.

After these two years of basics, you are free to choose from plenty of courses, depending on which parts of physics you find the most interesting, and in which subject you want to specialise. Specialisations include:

- Astronomy & Astrophysics
- Biology  & Chemistry
- Metereology & Biogeophysics
- Syncotron Radiation-Based Science
- Theoretical Physics

During the sixth semester you will combine courses running at half-time with your diploma work. You will do this together with one of the university's research teams, in the subject area in which you are the most interested. When your diploma work is finished, you receive the Bachelor's degree and are ready to continue studying at advanced level.

Entry Requirements

Three A-Levels [ Physics, Maths & Chemistry] and three GCSEs


Six Leaving Cert subjects , to include H5 in Physics, Maths and Chemistry




18 October

17 January