Master's programme in Engineering Physics

The Master's programme in Engineering Physics prepares students for advanced industrial research and development and further PhD studies in physics and related subjects. Solving complex, sometimes interdisciplinary problems, is a central part of the education, requiring a profound knowledge and understanding of physics, as well as experience with analytical and computational tools.

Application closed

The application for the programme closed January 16 2017.

16 January 2017: Application deadline
1 February 2017: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
24 March 2017: First notification of selection results
12 April 2017: Last date to reply to your offer

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.

Degree awarded: Master of Science
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Location: KTH Campus, Stockholm
Programme start: Late August
Language of instruction: English

Programme director:
Prof. Kjell Carlsson

Engineering Physics at KTH

The programme includes five tracks: Theoretical Physics, Subatomic & Astrophysics, Optical Physics, Nano Physics, and Biomedical Physics; each with compulsory, conditionally elective and elective courses.

The Biomedical Physics specialisation aims to develop the ability of physicists to interact with the life science disciplines, and offers suitable combinations of subjects, both for a career in industry, as well as for continued studies towards a PhD degree.

In Nano Physics, a number of highly interesting current fields are treated, such as nano structures, nano magnetism & spin electronics, superconductivity and other phenomena with very special properties.

Optical Physics is important in basic and applied research, as well as in industrial applications; students with a thorough knowledge of this field are much sought after as PhD students, as well as for positions in industry and consulting.

The Subatomic and Astrophysics specialisation covers a selection of topics at the frontline of contemporary physics; both the experimental and theoretical aspects of atomic, nuclear, and particle physics with applications to astrophysics are included.

The Theoretical Physics specialisation provides the students with a broad education in fundamental theoretical physics, preparing them for a future as problem solvers or researchers in industry, or for continued PhD studies.

Courses for the five tracks


Graduates of this programme can look forward to ample job opportunities, both in industry and academic research. Graduates are well prepared for a career as problem solvers or researchers in a wide range of industrial companies. Examples of such industries include the fields of biotechnology, medicine, optics, electronics, nano-tools and many more. Students from all specialisations are also well prepared to continue studying for a PhD degree.

The programme is given jointly by three departments at KTH, Theoretical physics , Physics and Applied physics . You can use the links given to find out more about research activities etc. at these departments.


Find out what students from the programme think about their time at KTH.

I was really astonished seeing so many trees on campus. In winter, they are dressed in white, making the whole place looking like a winter wonderland.

Meet the students


For questions regarding programme content and specific admission requirements, feel free to contact the programme director.

Programme director:  Prof. Kjell Carlsson

Changes in the programme may occur.

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