Physics is the study of nature’s innermost essence, from the very smallest parts to the whole universe. At Linnaeus University you can study physics either by taking courses or by studying a programme, on campus or at a distance.

Physics is the science of nature in a broad sense. The subject deals with how matter is composed, what forces have impact on it and what the consequences are of this. Physics is the original natural science, which over the years has seen the addition of fields such as biology, chemistry and geoscience.

As a physicist you learn how to build models, carry out calculations and prognosticate – in short, to solve problems. Physics is not a homogenous subject; it comprises a number of different specialisations: biophysics, nuclear physics, meteorology, astronomy, and oceanography, to name just a few. Thanks to their broad knowledge and analytical skills, physicists are in high demand within a number of different high-technology fields.



PhD studies in physics

Are you interested in courses and study programmes at a postgraduate level? Read more about our PhD studies in physics


Researchers within physics



Staff within physics