Physics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    2890 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    906 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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In this programme, you will acquire knowledge in fundamental physics, material sciences, nanosciences and computational methods. Moreover, you will gain various competences through the advanced practicals and workshops proposed within the programme, all beneficial for your future professional activities.

About

This Master of Science programme is built upon the following standpoints:

  • Progress in nanoscience and nanotechnology can only be made after detailed understanding of underlying fundamental nanophysics.
  • Proper training in nanophysics, preparatory for R&D work in nanotechnology, requires a period of two years.
  • Proper training in nanophysics demands access to different visions and different approaches even within same topics.

To comprise the above goals, our courses in fundamental nanophysics and its applications in material science are organised in a full, two-year master programme, in collaboration with several other scientific institutions.

Your future

All the acquired competences in the Master will contribute to the easy integration of the graduates in the academic world, the European R&D base, as well as in the private job market. A large fraction of our graduates continue their education in a PhD programme, but many of them also find careers in private companies (as scientists, engineers or managers) and teaching institutions.

The competences our programme provides are:

  • developing analytical mindset and understanding concepts used to describe matter at and below nanoscale; mastering the formalisms and methods in order to perform theoretical studies and calculations with applications from atomistic to macroscopic scale;
  • evaluating the appropriate experimental techniques to probe specific properties of matter;
  • acquiring experience in large scale facilities;
  • developing communication skills and world-wide networking in a multi-cultural environment;
  • performing independent research, using relevant scientific literature, delimiting a scientific problem, choosing appropriate methods, interpreting and evaluating the results, and  presenting the results to a large audience in correct language and in popular form (when needed).

Accreditation

All study programmes at the University of Antwerp received accredidation from NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation).

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Advanced quantum mechanics
  • Mathematical methods in theoretical physics
  • Statistical and mathematical physics
  • Atom and molecule structure
  • Symmetry in physics
For more information, please visit programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You have to submit your admission application via Mobility-Online, our online application platform. Make note of the deadlines!

In addition to the 5 documents mentioned in the application procedure, you also need to upload the following document, specific for this programme:

  • Specific screening form
For more information, please visit programme website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2890 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2890 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    906 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 906 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

The tuition fee (or registration fee as we call it) covers both registration and tuition. 

Living costs for Antwerpen

800 - 1,230 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

We strongly recommended to contact the Belgian Embassy or Consulate in your home country to learn about scholarship opportunities. The addresses can be found at the official website from the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (www.diplomatie.belgium.be).

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.