Study Physics in Netherlands

Study Physics in Netherlands

Studying Physics

Physics is one of the leading natural sciences that studies the properties, structure and transformations of matter. The basic sub-disciplines of physics are classical mechanics, relativistic mechanics, quantum mechanics and the quantum field theory. A Master’s degree in physics may open the way to careers in business, IT and engineering.

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Studying in Netherlands

The Netherlands (also known as Holland) was the first non-English-speaking country to offer degrees in English. Therefore, various programmes are taught in English and are very internationally oriented.

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36 Physics Master's degrees in Netherlands

M.Sc. Applied Physics

Apply yourself to one of the oldest fields of science: physics. Gain fundamental insights into your own research field while honing your research skills.

Science and Technology
M.Sc. Physics and Astronomy

The Master’s programme in Physics and Astronomy is internationally renowned for its research. They attract attention worldwide with spectacular discoveries - from the origin of cosmic particles to magnetism with light. You can also work on the theoretical and experimental physical properties of new materials, such as graphene, on the nano- and molecular scale. You can choose between three specialisations: Neuroscience, Particle and Astrophysics or Physics of Molecules and Materials.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. European Master in System Dynamics

The Master’s programme in European Master’s in System Dynamics has been specifically designed for students who are interested in learning how to initiate strategic change in organisations by using computer simulation models. Our goal is to teach you everything you need to know when starting an international career in strategic modelling with System Dynamics.

Nijmegen School of Management
M.Sc. Physics

The Physics department at the University of Groningen offers a Master's degree programme which is open to students who already have a solid background in physics and are eager to expand their knowledge and experience in an environment of modern physics research. The goal of the Master's degree programme in Physics is to train excellent researchers in the field of materials science, subatomic physics, isotope physics or theoretical physics.

Faculty of Mathematics & Natural Sciences
M.Sc. Astronomy

A Master's degree in Astronomy from the University of Groningen is a gateway into a wide world of science and technology. Students are trained by astronomers from the world-renowned Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, a centre leading on astronomical research on galaxy formation and evolution, cosmology, neutron stars and black holes.

Faculty of Mathematics & Natural Sciences
M.Sc. Applied Physics

The department accommodates excellent teaching and research facilities. Teaching and research are closely related. The research programme of the Department of Applied Physics at the University of Groningen is embedded in the Zernike Institute of Advanced Materials, which belongs to the Times Higher Education top 10 of best materials research institutes in the world. Most of the research is carried out in the same building that accommodates the teaching facilities.

Faculty of Mathematics & Natural Sciences
M.Sc. Physics: Research in Physics, Theoretical

The specialisation Research in Theoretical Physics concentrates on subjects like High Energy Physics and Particle Cosmology, Theoretical Physics of Life Processes and Condensed Matter Theory.

Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science
M.Sc. Mathematical Physics

The Master's programme in Mathematical Physics represents a unique combination of Mathematics and Physics, made possible by the coordination of two strong research institutes

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Theoretical Physics

The research Master’s degree programme in Theoretical Physics at Utrecht University is your gateway to understanding the fascinating world of physics, ranging from the unimaginably small scales of elementary particles to the vast dimensions of our universe. Our highly rated research programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills to desbribe space-time and elementary particles as well as macroscopic and microscopic phenomena in quantum and soft matter.

Graduate School of Natural Sciences
M.Sc. Applied Physics

Applied Physics covers phenomena ranging from the infinitesimally small – subatomic particles – to the unimaginably large – the universe. Somewhere between these two, there is the reality of everyday life. Applied physics is about translating a deep understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of physics into concrete results to benefit society.

M.Sc. Mathematical Physics

The Master’s specialisation in Mathematical Physics we look at modern mathematical physics. The specialisation combines expertise in areas like functional analysis, geometry, and representation theory with research in, for example, quantum physics and integrable systems. You’ll learn how the field is far more than creating mathematics in the service of physicists. It’s also about being inspired by physical phenomena and delving into pure mathematics.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Climate Physics

The Master’s programme in Climate Physics from Utrecht University offers you a unique combination of theoretical courses and practical training in all aspects of the Earth’s climate. You’ll study the physics, dynamics, and chemistry of the atmosphere, oceans, and cryosphere – as well as explore their interactions.

Graduate School of Natural Sciences
M.Sc. Physics: Research in Physics, Cosmology

This specialisation guarantees a solid grounding in issues at the leading edge of the physical sciences, complemented by practical training in communications and computer skills.

Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science
M.Sc. Photonics

The Master's part of the Photonics Program belongs to the Graduate Program for Photonics, which is intended for students who pursue a Master's program that prepares for and is coherent with a subsequent PhD project that is carried out in the COBRA Research Institute. The programme is delivered by Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

Special Masters
M.Sc. 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.

Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science
M.Sc. Experimental Physics

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.

Graduate School of Natural Sciences
M.Sc. Nanomaterials Science

The M.Sc. in Nanomaterials Science at Utrecht University offers an understanding of essential concepts and issues in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The Master’s degree will teach you about materials engineering, you will experiment with nanomaterials, and gain multiple science and engineering skills. Learn how to create new chemical products with a less negative effect on the environment.

Graduate School of Natural Sciences
M.Sc. Earth Structure and Dynamics

In the Master in Earth Structure and Dynamics programme from Utrecht University, you will explore the composition, structure, and evolution of the Earth’s crust, mantle, and core. During this two-year programme, you will learn to link geological, geophysical, geochemical, and geodetic observations made at the Earth’s surface to physical processes operating within the planet.

Graduate School of Geosciences
M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence

The Master’s in Artificial Intelligence from Utrecht University offers you an integrative and cutting-edge approach to the field from the viewpoints of Informatics, Logic, Cognition, Psychology, Philosophy, and Linguistics.

Graduate School of Natural Sciences
M.Sc. Physics and Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy is an indispensable part of modern society. Our lives would be entirely different without worldwide-web, computer chips, lasers, MRI screening and all the other benefits of physics research. This programme is offered by VU Amsterdam.

Faculty of Sciences
M.Sc. Physics of Molecules and Materials

As a scientist, you’re a problem solver. But how do you tackle a problem when there are no adequate theories and calculations become far too complicated? In the specialisation in Physics of Molecules and Materials you’ll be trained to take up this challenge in a field of physics that is still largely undiscovered: the interface between quantum and classical physics.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Physics: Physics and Education

In the Physics and Education track student teachers develop their competences to innovate their practice (e.g., by developing and testing instruction on a specific topic).

Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science