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 avalible 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 international students.

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