Energy Physics II with Nuclear Energy, 10 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Spring 2023, 33%, Campus

    Start date: 16 January 2023

    End date: 4 June 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-63098 Application

    Language of instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.

    Registration: 15 December 2022 – 15 January 2023

Entry requirements: 120 credits including Nuclear Physics and Energy Physics I or the equivalent. 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 24,167

Tuition fee, total: SEK 24,167

About the course

Different energy sources and in particular nuclear energy. Physics, technical design, radiation effects, environmental aspects. Potentials of different energy sources: fossil fuels, biofuel, hydro, wind, solar and nuclear. Reactor physics, neutron cycle, criticality, power evolution, cooling, reactor safety. Reactor dynamics, PWR (Pressurised Water Reactor) and BWR (Boiling Water Reactor) basics. Uranium mining. Waste management. Different reactor types, fission power in the world. Generation IV: breeding and burn in fast reactors, advanced fuel cycles. Fusion: basics, introduction to plasma physics, magnetic confinement, tokamak physics. Fusion- fission hybrids. Electricity distribution and integration of large- and small-scale production in the network. Radiological effects of radiation.

More information


Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA

Study counsellor


Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21