M.Sc. Physics

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  • 24 months
  • EUR20100 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English
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Leiden University | Leiden, Netherlands
The two-year programme places a strong emphasis on high quality research training. Students can spend up to 60 percent of their time on research project in the specialisation of their choice.
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Description of Physics

The two-year programme places a strong emphasis on high quality research training. Students can spend up to 60 percent of their time on research project in the specialisation of their choice.

The Physics department in Leiden is known for its top-level international research and excellent research groups, both theoretical and experimental, in which you will participate during your research projects. Many master's students obtain their degree with a publication in an international refereed journal. The programme offers a wide choice of individual profiles and has four specialisations: Research in Physics, Physics and Science Based Business, Physics and Science Communication and Society, and Physics and Education. Moreover, the research specialisation has predefined streams for Experimental Physics, Theoretical Physics, Cosmology, as well as a fast 'pre-PhD' stream for continuing with PhD research within the Casimir Research School. In some cases, the programme can be adjusted to suit your personal interests.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Start in 1 February: December (non-EEA: October). Start in 1 September: June (non-EEA: April).
Tuition fee
  • EUR 20100 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 1951 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015, February  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Specialisations

  • Physics and Education
  • Physics and Science Communication and Society
  • Physics and Science-Based Business
  • Research in Experimental Physics
  • Research in Physics, Casimir pre-PhD
  • Research in Physics, Cosmology
  • Research in Theoretical Physics

Requirements for Physics

  • a BSc degree in physics. Students from any university in the Netherlands with a BSc degree in physics will be admitted to the programme. For all other candidates, the Board of Admissions will judge the equivalence to this BSc degree of their previous training. Notably, applicants with a major in physics will be considered.
  • Fluency in Dutch
  • Copy of English proficiency certificate evidenced by appropriate language test. This requirement does not apply if you have completed your education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or have an International Baccalaureate.
  • The admission process may include an interview by the Admissions Committee.
  • Applicants with a higher professional education (hbo) degree in a related field of science may be considered.

Work Experience for Physics

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

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