Masterprogram, modern fysik (TMPHM), Utbildningsplan för kull HT09
Senast ändrad: 2009-11-16
The academic year at KTH is divided into four periods. Each period lasts approximately seven weeks, comprises at least 33 days of study, and is followed by an examination period which consists of two ‘spare’ days and at least five exam days. In addition to the four standard examination periods, there are three additional re-examination periods; after Christmas, after May, and immediately preceding the first study period of the academic year. The academic year lasts for 40 weeks. Teaching activities may, if deemed necessary, be scheduled outside of the academic year.
Utbildningen sker i kursform. Kurslistor finns i Bilaga 1: Kurslista
The Programme is course-based. Lists of compulsory courses, recommended course from the three specializations and elective courses are included in Appendix 1. These courses are scheduled during the first six periods of the Programme, as shown in Appendix 2. The compulsory courses correspond to 37.5 University Credits. Each specialization (‘Experimental’, ‘Theoretical’, and ‘Radiation detectors and medical applications’) provides an additional 31 or 32 University Credits (depending on the specialization chosen) and provides a structured and focused advanced education in these specialist areas. In order to allow in-depth study of topics of interest or to permit interdisciplinary studies, students may choose approximately 20 additional University Credits from a pool of elective courses or from a specialization which they are not following. The compulsory course block includes an 7,5 University Credit course in science theory and research methodology to prepare students for the 30 University Credit individual degree project carried out in the final two periods of the Programme. If less than five students in total register for an elective course, the Programme Director reserves the right to remove the course from that year's curriculum. Elective courses may only be available to students who fulfill the formal prerequisites. Every student is required to make an individual study plan, in agreement with the Programme Director of the Master’s Programme. The study plan defines which courses are to be followed during a given term, and should be written at the start of the first period and subsequently updated once per term. In agreement with the Programme Director, a student may replace a few courses (at most) in the list of elective courses with other courses from the KTH curriculum, if such courses are judged to lie within the scope of the Master’s Programme.
För kurser på KTH används en sjugradig målrelaterad betygsskala A-F som slutbetyg för kurser på grundnivå och avancerad nivå. A-E är godkända betyg med A som högsta betyg. Betygen godkänd (P) och underkänd (F) används som slutbetyg då särskilda skäl föreligger.
Courses are graded on a scale running from A to F. A pass is represented by grades A-E, with A as the highest grade. The grades pass (P) and fail (F) may be used for courses under certain circumstances.
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Prior to the commencement of each term, students are required to register their intention to study and must select courses (for which they satisfy the prerequisites) in consultation with the Programme Director. This will be performed in conjunction with arrival formalities for the first term of the Programme, and students are required to select a specialization at this time also. After this, the selection and registration should be done no later than November 15th, and May 15th, prior to the term in question for each academic year. In order to be promoted to the second year of the Master’s Programme, at least 40 University Credits have to be completed during the first academic year, including the re-examination period in August.
Under certain circumstances, and in accordance with KTH policy and in agreement with the Programme Director, credits for previous studies can be counted within the Master’s Programme.
Many of the research groups involved in teaching the Master’s Programme are engaged in international projects, providing opportunities for interested students to follow degree projects abroad.
Students admitted to the Master’s Programme in Modern Physics are required to complete a degree project, corresponding to 30 University Credits. The purpose of the degree project is that the student should demonstrate their ability to perform independent project work, using and developing the skills obtained from the courses in the Programme. The degree project can either be performed at a University (including, but not restricted to KTH) or at a company/agency that has activities within the scope of the Master’s Programme. The student must actively search for a suitable degree project, but KTH will assist with information and contacts. To be allowed to enroll for the degree project, the student must have finished at least 65 University Credits within the Master’s Programme. In addition, all the compulsory courses must be completed. The Programme Director must agree that the selected degree project is suitable.
Additional information on grading (in preparation, KTH) and a reference to KTH handbook (does not exist), to be added later.
Students having completed 120 University Credits within the framework of the Master’s Programme in Modern Physics will receive a degree entitled ‘Degree of Master of Science (Two Years)’. Upon successful completion of the Master’s Programme students must apply to receive their degree and as a part of this process show proof that they have previously obtained a basic degree (i.e.: Bachelor degree or higher), as specified under ‘Specific eligibility requirements’. At this time, proof of payment for student union fees must also be provided. Additional information on the local degree policy can be found at:
http://www.kth.se/info/kth-handboken/II/19/1.html (in Swedish).