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FYS-3003 Space Physics - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Science and Technology

Type of course

The course is available as a singular course. The course is also available to exchange students and Fulbright students.

The course will only be taught if there is a sufficient number of students. Are you interested in following the course, please contact the student advisor as soon as possible.

Course contents

The course deals with the Earth's upper atmosphere and magnetosphere and how these regions are influenced by the sun. Topics included are the neutral atmosphere, the magnetic field of the Earth, the ionosphere, the magnetosphere, the sun, solar radiation and the solar wind.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.  

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are a Bachelor's degree in physics or similar education, including specialization in physics worth the equivalent of not less than 80 ECTS credits. Local admission, application code 9371 - singular courses at Master's level.

Objective of the course

Knowledge - The student can

Skills - The student can

General expertise - The student can

Language of instruction

The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures: 40 hours Exercises: 30 hours


Oral examination counting 100 %. Assessment scale: Letter grades A-F. Re-sit examination (section 22): There is no access to a re-sit examination in this course. Postponed examination (sections 17 and 21): Students with valid grounds for absence will be offered a postponed examination during the semester if possible, otherwise early in the following semester. See indicated sections in Regulations for examinations at the UiT The arctic university of Norway for more information.

Course overlap

FYS-321 Cosmical geophysics 10 stp
Lectures Spring 2021
Lectures stip. Andreas Kvammen
prof. Björn Johan Gustavsson
Exercises f.aman. Stian Normann Anfinsen
prof. Björn Johan Gustavsson