The Master's degree programme in Applied Physics offers an excellent combination of fundamental research on the one hand and an open eye to possible industrial applications on the other.
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 for 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.
The international environment of the programme, and especially within the research groups, is inspiring and challenging. The Master's degree programme in Applied Physics is open to students who already have a solid background in physics or applied physics, and who are eager to expand their knowledge and experience to obtain a Master's degree in a modern applied physics research environment. The programme focuses on materials engineering and device physics.
The Master in Applied Physics is a 2-year programme. There are 60 credits per year, most courses are 5 ECTS. During this programme, you'll have the option to follow additional tracks:
Advanced Materials (track)
The degree programme Applied Physics is a separate programme and participates in the track Advanced Materials of the Physics and Chemistry master degree programmes.
HTSM Honours Master (honours program)
This Master's degree programme gives access to the additional, highly selective, High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) Honours Master. The HTSM Honours Master is organized in cooperation with Philips and other major industry partners.
- Study abroad is recommended
- For an average of 20 weeks
- Maximum of 60 EC
Exchange: All our science and engineering programmes offer study abroad possibilities at a number of partner institutions. Our partners include top-100 universities in Europe (for example in Germany, UK, and Sweden) and in the USA, China, South-East Asia, and South America. Our exchange programmes have a typical duration of one semester and count toward your final degree.
Internship: This programme offers you the opportunity to carry out an internship at a company in the Netherlands or abroad. Our choice of industry partners ranges from large multinationals (such as Shell, Philips, Unilever) to dynamic small-medium enterprises in the Groningen area. The internship has a typical duration of 3 to 4 months and counts towards your final degree.
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|additional subject||The Admissions Office will advise the Admissions Board on your application, after which the board will decide if you meet the admission requirements in terms of general level of previous education and specific background knowledge.|
|previous education||Bachelor's degree in Applied Physics. This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements.|
|other admission requirements||SCHOLARSHIPS: In cooperation with major national and international companies we welcome students with several scholarships ASML Scholarship: ASML is one of the world's leading manufacturers of chip-making equipment. The €5000 p/y scholarship is awarded every year to 25 exceptional students, who get the chance to become a Technology Ambassador within their scholarship period.|
|IELTS overall band||6.5|
|TOEFL computer based||237|
|TOEFL internet based||92|
|Type of student||Deadline||Start course|
|EU/EEA students||01 May 2018, 01 November 2018||01 September 2018, 01 February 2019|
01 May 2018, 01 November 2018
|01 September 2018, 01 February 2019|
The Master's degree programme in Applied Physics is primarily meant for students who want to become researchers and developers in an industrial environment. However, many graduates continue on to a PhD project after obtaining their Master's degree, either in Groningen or elsewhere.
During the Master's degree, teamwork, communication and presentation are important qualities to be developed. In many cases, considerable IT skills are developed as well. These general competences, together with the analytical skills typical of researchers, for example, problem-solving abilities, guarantee that graduates are widely employable. Most applied physicists find jobs in an entrepreneurial environment where a strong background in physics is necessary.
- PhD Research Project
- R&D in an industrial or entrepreneurial environment
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Last updated March 7, 2018