M.Sc. Experimental Physics

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR18000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR12121 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Utrecht, Netherlands
As a student in the Master’s degree programme in Experimental Physics offered by Utrecht University you will receive advanced training in the fundamental scientific theories that describe the world around us. You will examine the design and use of advanced instrumentation required to study those theories.
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The field of experimental physics offers unique scientific and technological challenges.

What you'll learn

You will come into contact with forefront technologies in particle detection, such as extremely high-granularity Si-pixel detectors and high-performance computing, as well as state-of-the-art setups for laser cooling and Bose-Einstein condensation. You will also learn to utilise advanced techniques for data analysis and computer modelling.

International research

The MSc programme at Utrecht University offers courses with a strong link to research carried out by experimental research groups in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Utrecht University. You will have the opportunity to work in close cooperation with groups specialising in the strong nuclear forces, ultra-cold quantum matter, and ultra-fast light-matter interaction.

Research for experimental physics is performed at labs in Utrecht and at the famous CERN laboratory in Geneva. You will also have the opportunity to participate in (inter)national research meetings.

Programme Objective

The Master's programme in Experimental Physics offers excellent preparation for a career in research laboratory in the high-tech industry, or as a PhD student at Universities and research institutes around the world.

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Tuition fee
  • EUR18000 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR12121 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • Statutory fee - fulltime: € 1,984
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses included:
  • Computational Quantum Mechanics
  • Physics Of Light & Electron Microscopy
  • Application Of Light & Electron Microscopy
  • Modelling And Simulation
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Statistical Field Theory
  • Particle Physics
For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements


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  • Pay the €100 application fee

Submit the following documents:

  • Your passport copy
  • A scan of your original diploma
  • OR a completed and stamped ‘Proof of Anticipated Degree’ Form
  • A scan of your orignal transcript
  • Official translations of your diploma and transcript (if documents are not in Dutch, English, French, German or Spanish)
  • Proof of your proficiency in English
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Your motivation letter
  • Two reference letters

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Netherlands when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Utrecht University

Utrecht, Netherlands

Netherlands Founded in 1636, Utrecht University is an esteemed international research university, consistently positioned in the top 15 in continental Europe and the worldwide top 100 of international rankings. The university is located in the city of Utrecht, one of the most beautiful and safest cities in Northern Europe. Joining Utrecht University as a master’s student on one of our 86 English-language Master’s programmes will make you part of an innovative and internationally oriented academic community engaged in cutting-edge and multidisciplinary teaching and research.

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