Space Physics, 5 credits
Academic year 2023/2024
Autumn 2023, 33%, Campus
Start date: 28 August 2023
End date: 30 October 2023
Application deadline: 17 April 2023
Application code: UU-13624 Application
Language of instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed
Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)
Registration: 27 July 2023 – 27 August 2023
Entry requirements: 120 credits with Electromagnetism/Electromagnetism II. Participation in Mechanics III and Mathematical Methods of Physics. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,083
Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,083
About the course
Basic space technology. Space plasmas and magnetic fields, solar radiation and activity, and the solar wind. Plasmaspheres of the Earth and other planetary system bodies. Magnetospheric dynamics, geomagnetic storms, substorms, space weather. The rocket principle, motion in central fields, satellite orbits, and interplanetary trajectories. Spacecraft thermal and electrical interaction with the space environment, ion engines.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1
Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA
Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21