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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.

33 Physics Master's degrees in Netherlands

M.Sc. Applied Physics

The Master’s degree program in Applied Physics from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) gives you the opportunity to get involved in physical phenomena, new technologies and measurement methods. These are based on technical applications of physical principles in the most diverse disciplines. 

Applied Physics
M.Sc. Physics and Astronomy

The Master’s programme in Physics and Astronomy allows you to explore anything from fundamental physics to neuroscience and particle physics. Researchers at Radboud Univesrity attract attention worldwide with spectacular discoveries, from the origin of cosmic particles to magnetism with light. With close supervision and extensive research experience, you gain a new perspective in physics.

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. 

Graduate School of Natural Sciences
M.Sc. Mathematical Physics

The Master’s in Mathematical Physics combines expertise in areas like functional analysis, geometry, and representation theory with research in, for example, quantum physics and integrable systems. You will be working at a frontier of mathematics that intersects with cutting edge research in physics.

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. 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

Utrecht's University Master in Earth Structure and Dynamics 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. Physics and Astronomy

The Physics and Astronomy programme is offered by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 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

The Master's in Physics of Molecules and Materials places you at the interface between quantum and classical physics. Delving into the ‘terra incognita’ with a focus on spectroscopy or on molecular physics, you'll gain a combined theoretical and experimental perspective in a world-renowned research environment with access to unique research facilities.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Medical Imaging

The field of medical imaging is evolving rapidly, since medical diagnosis and treatment are increasingly supported by imaging procedures. The Medical Imaging programme is offered at Utrecht University,

Graduate School of Life Sciences
M.Sc. Applied Physics

The MSc in Applies Physics at the University of Twente (UT) focuses on using scientific principles in practical devices and systems, and on the application of physics in other fields.

Science and Technology
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. 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. 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. 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.

Faculty of Science and Engineering
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 program is delivered by Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

Special Masters
M.Sc. Physics and Astronomy: Physics of Life and Health

In the two-year track Physics of Life and Health in the Master’s programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you will use the language of physics to explore the secrets of life processes. In September 2018 this Master's track will be renamed to Biophysics and Biophotonics.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Physics: Particle and Astroparticle Physics

The two-year track Gravitation, Astro-, and Particle Physics (GRAPPA) in the Master’s programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, stands at at the intersection of theoretical physics, experimental (astro)particle physics and astrophysics. 

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Physics

The Physics master’s programme offers you a research intensive tailor-made study path on current topics in experimental and theoretical physics at an institute of international renown.

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

The Master's degree programme in Applied Physics from University of Groningen  offers an excellent combination of fundamental research on the one hand, and an open eye to possible industrial applications on the other.

Faculty of Science and Engineering
M.Sc. Physics and Astronomy: Advanced Matter and Energy Physics

The two-year track Advanced Matter and Energy Physics in the Master’s programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, is among the best experimental physics programmes in the world. It offers you challenging courses and research opportunities in hot topics in laboratories around the world and prepares you for an exciting career in research.

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
M.Sc. Chemistry - Molecular Simulation and Photonics

The two-year track Molecular Sciences in the Chemistry Master’s programme, a joint degree programme with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, covers areas in chemistry that traditionally are associated with organic and inorganic chemistry, catalysis, physical chemistry and theoretical chemistry.

Faculty of Science