Physics at Uppsala University covers the entire length scale from subatomic strings to the whole universe, with forefront research across all sub-branches of physics - from research on elementary particles and materials, the structure of the Earth and its atmosphere, to space and the properties of the universe.

If you are interested in physics we have several programmes that might suit you. You can choose to specialise in biophysics, geophysics, energy physics or astronomy and space physics. Maybe you want to deepen your knowledge in quantum technology, meteorology or particle physics. Our programmes will make you well prepared and qualified for a position at the best universities, in industry, or public agencies anywhere in the world.

The Large Hadron Collider 

The Department of Physics and Astronomy

Research in physics at this department covers a wide range of fields, ranging from basic to applied and industry-related research. It extends from the innermost building blocks of matter through consideration of molecules and materials to the structure and development of stars and the universe.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University is ranked among the top 100 physics institutions in the world according to the recent Academic Ranking of World Universities, which makes us the highest ranked physics department in Sweden.

Read more about the research on the Department of Physics and Astronomy's website.

Why Uppsala University?

Uppsala University is recognised around the world as a leading, first-class university dedicated to advancing science, higher education and international student mobility.

As one of Sweden’s most internationally prominent institutions of academic education, research and scholarship, Uppsala University’s foremost aim is to safeguard and pursue the open and unbounded quest for knowledge.

If you have what it takes, and you want to be part of our mission, Uppsala should be one of your top choices in Europe.

See why Uppsala University is an excellent choice for you.

Current rankings

#82 - Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023 (the Shanghai ranking)

#105 - QS World University Ranking 2023

#140 - Times Higher Education 2023

#12 - QS World University Ranking: Sustainability 2024