MSc Physics and Astronomy: Science for Energy and Sustainability

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

MSc Physics and Astronomy: Science for Energy and Sustainability

University of Amsterdam

What does Science for Energy and Sustainability at the UvA have to offer me?

Science for Energy and Sustainability (SES) is an interdisciplinary 'track' or specialisation within the UvA Master's programmes Chemistry and Physics. It combines ‘hard’ scientific research with the analysis of societal issues, business models and government regulations. The programme covers a broad area of hot topics, such as:

  • bio-based economy
  • green chemistry
  • photophysical and photochemical energy conversion
  • biosolar cells and catalysis for sustainable synthesis and energy conversion.
  • SES is an outward-looking programme, geared towards the cutting edge of energy and sustainability research. It gives you the skills and knowledge to move from understanding the state-of-the-art, to actually developing new sustainable technologies that can be implemented in society.

Is Science for Energy and Sustainability at the UvA the study for me?

It is, if you:

  • are interested in both physics and chemistry
  • want to become (more) aware of the scientific, technological and societal challenges for our future
  • want to learn how to advance renewable energy resources, promote sustainable development, and use resources more efficiently
  • want to study the development of technological solutions to global energy and sustainability problems, as well as the societal context of global developments in this field
  • want to pursue a career that focuses on developing sustainable solutions to our current pressing global situation with regard to energy, climate and sustainability.

Joint degree programme with VU University Amsterdam

This is a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam. Courses are given at the two Faculties of Science. Graduates receive a diploma accredited by both universities. Therefore, as a Physics and Astronomy student you benefit from the expertise, networks and research projects at both universities.

Courses

The programme has a course load of 60 EC, all of which take place in the first year. Your courses will be carefully chosen in consultation with the programme manager.

Thesis and research project

The second year of the programme consists of:

  • a literature thesis (12 EC)
  • a research project (48 EC)

You conduct your research project within one of the track's participating research groups, at another university (in the Netherlands or abroad), or in industry. It is concluded with a Master's thesis, which you present during a colloquium.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 19, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
1,984 EUR
Information
Deadline
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
Netherlands Amsterdam
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 1,984 EUR
EU/EEA students. Non-EU/EEA students €13,300 per year.