Master's programme in Electrophysics
A two-year Master’s programme in Electrophysics incorporates a strong foundation in electrical engineering with an understanding of electromagnetic fields and how they interact with matter.
KTH has an international reputation in plasma physics and has been the home of Hannes Alfvén, a pioneer in the field and Nobel Prize winner. Today, the university is active in several aspects of the development of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), from plasma modeling to engineering material facing the plasma. Space research at KTH is done in both large international projects under ESA and NASA, and in smaller collaborations with leading research centres and universities around Europe, USA, South Africa and Japan. KTH provides an open, non-hierarchical environment with small class sizes and close student contact with teachers. Emphasis is placed on both the theoretical and applied aspects of the field with a multi-disciplinary approach and close proximity to real research applications – with many MSc theses done in international collaborations. The Electrophysics programme offers students a unique breadth of experience with a multitude of career prospects following their degree.
Electromagnetic fields are the basis of communications, most modern technology and are integral to our understanding of the universe. Ionized matter (plasma) dominates in space and finds its applications on earth – from material processing to the promise of fusion energy, the same source that powers the Sun.
The programme is built around three distinct areas of focus: plasma, space and radio science – with a core selection of courses and flexibility for students to specialize in their individual areas of interest.
The programme is concluded by 30 ECTS credits Individual MSc thesis project. The project can be carried out at KTH, in industry or abroad.