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Synchrotron Radiation Based Science - Master Programme

Master's programme2 years120 credits

This programme gives you ample opportunities to interact with users of synchrotron radiation. These users come from various disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and geology. The Master’s programme will give you hands-on experience from an accelerator laboratory. The programme includes specialised courses in accelerator physics and synchrotron radiation-based science. The Master´s degree project is undertaken at MAX-lab, the national electron accelerator laboratory, where you will work closely with a research group. The remaining courses may be chosen from within the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Engineering. This means that you are partly able to design your Master´s degree.

Career prospects
With an MSc in Synchrotron Radiation-Based Science, you are well prepared for work in industries related to accelerators and synchrotron light instrumentation, as well as for PhD studies in several disciplines.

More information can be found at

Please note that this programme will not be offered in 2019!


MAX IV Laboratory
Fotongatan 2, 225 94 Lund
Box 118, 221 00 Lund
+46 46 222 98 72

Student contact: Sverker Werin (Sverker.wering(at)

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Science or equivalent proficiency. English 6/English Course B.

Selection criteria

based on previous academic studies and degrees with emphasis on grades in the field of technology/science, degree project (if any), letters of recommendation and statement of intent.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under "Entry requirements"). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency - check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.


Important dates

This programme or course is currently not open in an international application round.

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
  • Start your application – go to where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline

*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.

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Programme-specific documents

In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must submit a statement of purpose and letters of recommendation when you apply for this programme. We also encourage you to fill in our Summary Sheet (PDF 1.09 MB).


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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 290 000

First payment: SEK 72 500

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations