|Application deadline:||June 1 (EEA);March 1(Non EEA)|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
The Master of Physics programme provides students with a thorough knowledge of physics in general and in-depth knowledge in a range of specialist areas. Students prepare a Master's thesis in a research domain related to e.g. nuclear physics, solid state physics, soft matter physics, or theoretical physics, all areas in which the research groups within the Department of Physics and Astronomy have significant expertise.
The Master of Science in Physics is an initial Master's programme. You can follow this programme on a full-time or part-time basis.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at KU Leuven is a research-based institute that generates substantial research funding. Consequently, many research positions are available, and more than half the students obtaining a Master's degree in physics eventually start a PhD programme in one of the department's research groups.
A number of graduates prefer to pursue a second Master's degree, with medical radiation physics, environmental sciences and statistics being the most popular subjects. There are also excellent career opportunities in industry (e.g., ICT, material research, electronics), consulting, government, banking (statistics) and higher education. Virtually all newly graduated physicists find employment quickly after obtaining their degree.
The goal of the Master's programme is to train students to function as physicists in a company environment, a research institute or a teaching profession.
At the end of the programme, the graduate will possess:
The Department of Physics and Astronomy aims to explore physical realities by means of mathematical, computational, experimental, and observational techniques. Fifteen teams undertake internationally competitive research. Publishing research results in leading journals and attracting top-level scientists are key priorities.
The department is not only dedicated to the study of new physics and the development of innovative techniques, it also maintains close links with industry (e.g., consulting, patents) and society (science communication). Additionally, the department is responsible for teaching basic physics courses in several study programmes.
- Bachelor (of Science) in Physics
- Bachelor of Science in de fysica
- Bachelor of Science in de wiskunde, minor fysica
Non-native English students are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS certificate.
TOEFL (Computer-based test 213 pt., Internet-based test 79 - 80 pt., Paper-based test 550 pt.) or IELTS (6.5 - 7 pt.)
Applicants who are non-native speakers of English must provide evidence of English language proficiency.
* Applicants with a KU Leuven degree: Applicants that already successfully completed an English-taught programme at K.U.Leuven, do not have to take an English proficiency test.
* Applicants with a university degree earned in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the USA: the certified diploma and transcripts suffice, provided they confirm that the entire university study was completed in English. Absolutely no other diplomas will be accepted as evidence even if the applicant has followed an exclusively English-taught programme.
* Other applicants should submit a satisfactory score on an internationally recognized test of English language proficiency:TOEFL (minimum score 575 paper-based, 233 computer-based, 90 internet-based) or IELTS (minimum score 7). No other proficiency tests will be accepted, and absolutely no application will be considered without such a test certificate.
For applicants from outside Belgium, comparability of the diploma is not always easily established.
Certified copies of transcripts and diplomas are required for all applicants. These documents also suffice for applicants from
* universities that have an exchange agreement with the Faculty of Science of KU Leuven
* universities that are in the global top 200 in the most recent Times Higher Education or QS rankings
Additional documentation is required for applicants from other universities as it is impossible for us to reliably assess the comparability. In those cases the admission board will take a positive decision only if supporting information is provided:
* a complete list of course titles for which you have obtained a credit should be part of this. Indicate the course size (in ECTS-credits) and the result you obtained, preferably according to the ECTS-scale; if a different scale is used, please provide an summary explanation on the meaning of the scores.
* for the courses that you deem most relevant as a preparation for the master that you are considering, provide a short (about one half to one page) description according to the standard guidelines for an ECTS-study guide.
The Admissions Board evaluates all applications and has the final say on the admissibility of the student, taking into account the relevant information.
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||575|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||233|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||90|
NON - EU
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test if you come from a non-English speaking country.
Most European Universities recognise the IELTS test.More information on IELTS
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