MSc in Applied Physics

University of Groningen

Program Description

MSc in Applied Physics

University of Groningen

University of Groningen

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.

Programme options

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

  • 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.

Admission requirements

Specific requirements More information
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.

Language requirements

Exam Minimum score
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL paper-based 580
TOEFL computer based 237
TOEFL internet based 92

Tuition fees

Nationality Year Fee Programme form
EU/EEA 2018-2019 € 2060 full-time
non-EU/EEA 2018-2019 € 14200 full-time

Application deadlines

Type of student Deadline Start course
EU/EEA students 01 May 2018, 01 November 2018 01 September 2018, 01 February 2019
non-EU/EEA students

01 May 2018, 01 November 2018

01 September 2018, 01 February 2019

Job prospects

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.

Job examples

  • PhD Research Project
  • R&D in an industrial or entrepreneurial environment
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated March 7, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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Duration
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24 months
Full time
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14,200 EUR
non-EU/EEA
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Netherlands - Groningen, Groningen
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