MSc Physics

Leiden University

Program Description

MSc Physics

Leiden University

The MSc programme in Physics offers four two-year research specialisations and three specialisations that are more broadly oriented, and combine at least one year of the the physics curriculum with training in which specific career opportunities in science-related professions can be explored:

1. Research in Physics

  • Research in Experimental Physics
  • Research in Physics, Casimir pre-PhD
  • Research in Physics, Cosmology
  • Research in Theoretical Physics 2. Physics and Science Based Business 3. Physics and Science Communication and Society 4. Physics and Education

The Leiden Master’s Programme in Physics is offered by the Leiden Institute of Physics (LION), an excellent place to study the foundations of nature.

Reasons to Choose Physics in Leiden

The programme places a strong emphasis on research training. Students can spend up to 60% of their time on research projects.

Leiden University is known for its top-level international research and excellent research groups, both theoretical and experimental, in which master’s students participate during their research projects. Many master’s students obtain their degree with a publication in an international refereed journal. The programme offers a wide choice of individual profiles. Four specialisations have been defined within programme of the Master. Moreover, the Research Specialisation has predefined streams for Experimental Physics, Theoretical Physics, Cosmology, as well as a fast ‘pre-PhD’ stream for continuing with Ph.D. research within the Casimir Research School. Individual plans can always be discussed with the study adviser and submitted to the Board of Examiners for approval.

The close connection between the MSc programme and the Leiden Institute of Physics results in an open atmosphere, in which students are invited to attend lectures and symposia and to participate in scientific discussions.

Students can start in the MSc programme at any time throughout the year, although preferably in September or February.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 28, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
1,984 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Netherlands Leiden
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End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 1,984 EUR

MSc Physics at Leiden University

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