Energy and Climate - Physics - master

Energy and Climate is a discipline of the Master's degree programme in physics.

Climate change has made it critical to search for environmentally friendly and sustainable sources of energy. There is a great need for knowledge that can help us undertake the shift towards sustainable energy production. We need to develop sustainable energy solutions, for instance from fusion energy, wind, and solar sources. In addition, continued monitoring of climate change, its causes and effects, and an understanding of climate dynamics in general will be essential for coming generations in order to make climate predictions. This is the knowledge that the Energy and Climate discipline aims to provide. The education and the master's projects offered are rooted in the research interests at UiT within the field. Current research on sustainable energy concentrates on renewable energy and fusion energy. The research on climate change concerns climate modelling and polar meteorology. Most activities are oriented towards challenges and opportunities in the High North. Students will find work opportunities in the energy and power private sector as well as in major companies that has sustainability and self-sufficiency on their agenda. In addition, students may continue with their work in science at research institutes and the university sector within sustainable energy and climate dynamics.

This discipline offers specialisation in three different fields of research:
• Climate dynamics
• Fusion plasma physics
• Solar energy and hybrid systems

Contact (person and/or unit) Laura Liikanen
Telephone +47 77 64 55 50
Programme duration 2 years
Application deadline International applicant: 1 December
Nordic applicants: 15 April
Nokut certification Yes
Formal prerequisites Admission to the Master's programme in Physics requires a Bachelor's degree in Physics, or another degree following a programme of study of not less than three years' duration, or similar education approved in accordance with the Norwegian Universities Act section 3-4.

In addition, specialization in Physics worth the equivalent of not less than 80 ECTS is required. Normally, an average mark of "C" or better is required in the Bachelor's degree or similar basis of admission.
Tuition No tuition fee
Subject area Natural Sciences
Degree level Master
City Tromsø
Credits 120 ECTS
Language of teaching English