Master’s studies

Syllabus for Degree Project D in Physics

Examensarbete D i fysik

  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 1FA597
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Physics A1E
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2007-08-30
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2011-09-06
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 35, 2011
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree or equivalent and at least 30 credits in physics at Master's level. Courses required for each particular degree work must also be finished. Admission requires a project plan accepted by the department.
  • Responsible department: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to

  • show a deep knowledge within the chosen field of physics

  • search, interpret and compile relevant scientific literature

  • delimit a scientific problem, plan a scientific study, choose appropriate methods, carry out the study, interpret and evaluate the results and, if applicable, generate falsifiable a hypotheses to explain the observations

  • present the results in correct language for different target groups both in scientific and in popular form


An independent project is carried out, where the knowledge from earlier completed courses are applied. The project is guided by a supervisor in close connection to ongoing projects in research or development.

To achieve the objectives, the student shall

  • under supervision delimit a scientific problem, investigate it, interpret and evaluate the results and present the project in oral and written form

  • search, evaluate and compile information relevant for the chosen problem

  • actively participate in seminars and other activities at the department or company where the project is carried out


The teaching is devised individually dependent on the direction of the project. Supervision is provided individually or in group.


To pass, a passed oral and written presentation of the degree project at a seminar is required. The written presentation should consist of a scientific report, a popular summary and a summary in English.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.