Department of Physics


The Department of Physics is located on a science campus at Ylistönrinne on a shore of the lake Jyväsjärvi, about one kilometre southwest from Jyväskylä cente.

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Physics teaching at the University of Jyväskylä consists of undergraduate instruction leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science (BSc, 180 credit points) and Master of Science (MSc, 120 credit points), and post-graduate instruction leading to the degrees of Licentiate of Philosophy (Phil. Lic.) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Along with the thesis, the required coursework for the Phil. Lic. and PhD degrees is 60 credit points. Detailed requirements and instructions are given in the study guide. General information on studying at the University of Jyväskylä.

Bachelor's Degrees are delivered in Finnish language only. In order to be able to study at an undergraduate level, an applicant must be fluent in Finnish. All students accepted to Bachelor degree have a right to study Master's degree in the same major or subject. Those who have graduated as a Bachelor elsewhere can apply for right to study master degree in each major subject of the faculty. Department of Physics offers two master's programmes in english:

The research work for all degrees can be carried out in any of the areas represented in the department, e.g. experimental nuclear physics, accelerator technology, accelerator-based applied physics, theoretical nuclear and particle physics, cosmology, theoretical and experimental condensed-matter physics, nanotechnology, nanoelectronics, paper technology and development of physics teaching. Look a Youtube video: "Thinking about studying science in Jyväskylä, Finland?" and also other videos. Jyväskylä University's Youtube channel shares video content about research and learning that takes place here on campus.

As a minor subject, physics provides the following programmes which are open to all: basic studies in physics, subject studies in physics and advanced studies in physics, theoretical physics or applied physics.

The Department participates actively in Erasmus exchange programmes.

Department of Physics
P.O. Box 35 (YFL)
FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Tel:  +358 40 805 4356
Fax: +358 14 617 411
Street address:
Survontie 9, Jyväskylä
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