MSc Physics

University of Groningen

Program Description

MSc Physics

University of Groningen

MSc Physics


The Department of Physics at the University of Groningen has a long-standing tradition of high level research, with the highlight the Nobel Prize awarded to F. Zernike in 1953. Today, physics research at the University of Groningen concentrates on materials science, nuclear physics, isotope physics and theoretical physics. The Department of Physics and the Nuclear Accelerator Institute comprise approximately 50 members of permanent scientific staff and about 50 PhD students and postdocs. There are approximately 300 undergraduate students majoring in physics or applied physics.


The Department of Physics at the University of Groningen has a long-standing tradition of high level research, with the highlight the Nobel Prize awarded to F. Zernike in 1953. The Department of Physics and the Nuclear Accelerator Institute comprise approximately 50 members of permanent scientific staff and about 50 PhD students and postdocs. There are approximately 300 undergraduate students majoring in physics or applied physics.


The School of Physics offers a Master’s degree programme which is open to foreign 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, nuclear physics, isotope physics or theoretical physics.


Study Programme


The Master’s degree programme offers three specializations:

  • Theoretical Physics
  • Experimental Physics
  • Instrumentation and Informatics.


The programme will take up to two years of study and consists of two parts. The actual programme depends on the previous knowledge and experience of the candidates and will be determined on an individual basis. The first part, with a duration of up to one year, may contain courses in advanced general physics, for example advanced quantum mechanics, solid state physics, subatomic physics or isotope physics. A number of practical laboratory experiments will also be part of the programme.


The second part consists of a research project of 60 ECTS or, if you choose the specialization Instrumentation and Informatics, a research project of 40 ECTS and an internship of 20 ECTS. The remaining part of the programme will be spent on specialized courses and examinations in the field of research chosen. The compulsory part corresponds to one year of full-time study. It consists of a research project lasting nine months. The remaining part of the year will be spent on specialized courses and examinations in the field of research chosen.


Admissions Requirements for international students

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Physics
  • The Admission Board may decide you need to take supplementary courses
  • Proof of English proficiency is required (TOEFL 580/237/92, IELTS 6.5, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English),
  • with the exception of students whose native language is English


Last updated September 29, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 5, 2016
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
1,984 EUR
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Start date Sept. 5, 2016
Place
Netherlands Groningen
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Duration 2 years
Price 1,984 EUR
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