Nuclear physics

  • Years2 years
  • ECTS credits120

What you Learn

Learning Outcomes

After a completed master's degree in particle physics the candidate should have:


  • be able to account for the various constituents of an atomic nucleus and the interactions between them
  • be able to account for the basic ideas in nuclear physics
  • explain selected experimental methods and measurements techniques in nuclear physics
  • show that one has advanced knowledge in nuclear physics at a good level, and specialized insight in a smaller area connected to the master degree project


  • carry out an independent, limited research project under supervision, but with a large degree of independence and own initiative, and in coherence with good ethical conduct
  • manage and present scientific data, discuss precision and accuracy and use programming tools to analyse and process data
  • analyse problems in nuclear physics and discuss ways to explore these with the aid of theory and experimental methods
  • analyse problems in nuclear physics and discuss ways to explore these with the aid of theory and experimental methods
  • orient oneself in the scientific community and collect, analyse and utilize necessary knowledge and tools needed to carry out a research project
  • analyse and critically evaluate scientific sources of information and apply these to structure and formulate reasoning and new ideas within nuclear physics
  • analyse, interpret and discuss own results in a scientifically sound and critical way, and in light of data and theories within his/her own field

General knowledge

  • be able to analyse scientific problems in general and participate in discussion about different ways to address and solve problems
  • give good written and oral presentation of scientific topics and results
  • communicate scientific problems, analyses and conclusions within particle physics, both to specialists and the general public
  • be able to reflect over central scientific problems in his/her own work and other people's work
    • demonstrate understanding and respect for scientific values like openness, precision and reliability

How to Apply

Admission Requirements

This programme is available for citizens from within the European Union/EEA/EFTA.

Follow these links to find the general entry requirements and guidelines on how to apply:



Who may apply

The Master's Programme in Physics, specialization Nuclear physics, is not offered to applicants from outside the European Union/EEA and Switzerland.

For more information about the application procedure for students residing in Norway (with Norwegian ID-number) please see:

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About the programme

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Department of Physics and Technology

Study section: studie.fysikk@uib.no

Department of Physics and Technology: http://www.uib.no/en/ift