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Programma-opties

  • Nanophysics (specialisatie)

    Nanofysica bestudeert materialen op de miljardste meter. Op deze kleine schaal hebben sommige materialen hele bijzondere eigenschappen.

    Speciale technieken uit de nanofysica worden bijvoorbeeld toegepast bij het omzetten van vervuild water naar drinkwater.

  • Particle Physics (specialisatie)

    Binnen deeltjesfysica maak je kennis met de kleinste bouwstenen van materialen. Fundamentele vragen naar antimaterie komen aan bod en toepassingen voor kernenergie en geneeskunde.

    You will also study practical applications for nuclear energy and medical applications such as MRI.

  • Energy & Environment (specialisatie)

    Het is belangrijk hoe we omgaan met energie en wat dat betekent voor de maatschappij. Hoe kunnen we alternatieve energiebronnen beter inzetten? Wat zijn de effecten van broeikasgassen op het klimaat?

  • Life & Health (specialisatie)

    Leven en gezondheid is de variant voor medisch onderzoek. Biofysica komt ruim aan bod en er is aandacht voor techniek. Hoe werkt bijvoorbeeld een CT-scan en wat is het effect van straling?

Opbouw programma

Vak
Calculus 1 & 2
Electives semester 1: introduction Astronomy; introduction Energy and Environment 1; Medical Physics; Physics of Modern Technology; Physics of Quantum Universe
Electives semester 2: Biophysics; introduction Energy and Environment 2; Nanophysics
Electricty and Magnetism
Linear Algebra 1
Mathematical Physics
Mechanics and Relativity
Physics Laboratory 1 & 2
Vak
Computational Methods in Science and Technology
Courses depending on the chosen track
Electricity and Magnetism 2
Electronics and Signal Processing
Physics, Astronomy, Technology and Society
Physics Laboratory 3
Quantum Physics
Structure of Matter
Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
Waves and Optics
Vak
Bachelor Project (15 EC)
Courses within Track chosen e.g. Solar Cells, Astroparticle Physics, Symmetry in Physics
Minor (depending on the track chosen)
Practicals
Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

The Groningen science and engineering programmes stand out for their academic excellence. The work pace in the first year is generally high and the courses contents demanding. The first year curriculum concentrates on laying a sound basis for our engineering and natural science disciplines. This allows our students to choose their specialisation tracks already in their second Bachelor's year.

Credits per year: 60 ECTS; most courses are 5 ECTS.

Een studiejaar bestaat uit 60 studiepunten (ECTS). De meeste vakken zijn 5 ECTS.

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief
  • Maximaal 30 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.

Het is eventueel mogelijk naar het buitenland te gaan. Je kunt bijvoorbeeld terecht bij onze partnerinstituten, waaronder een aantal top 100-instituten in Europa (oa in Duitsland, Groot-Brittannië en Zweden) en in de VS, China, Zuidoost-Azië en Zuid-Amerika. Een periode in het buitenland duurt gemiddeld een half jaar (semester).

(Bindend) studieadvies

  • Minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden (bindend)

You will be issued a study advice at the end of the first year of study. You can expect a positive study advice if you have earned at least 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS; most course units are 5 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative study advice, you will not be allowed to continue your degree programme.

You will receive a preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you are. Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system.

Aan het einde van je eerste studiejaar krijg je een bindend studieadvies. Je krijgt een positief studieadvies als je minimaal 45 ECTS hebt gehaald (op een totaal van 60 ECTS; de meeste vakken zijn 5 ECTS). Bij een negatief studieadvies (minder dan 45 ECTS) mag je helaas niet doorgaan met de opleiding.

Om ervoor te zorgen dat je precies weet waar je staat, krijg je al in december een voorlopig studieadvies. Heb je vragen over het bindend studieadvies of over je studievoortgang, neem dan zo snel mogelijk contact op met je studieadviseur.

Waarom in Groningen?
  • At the University of Groningen you will study under researchers who have gained a worldwide reputation in their field. The linked Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, for example, is ranked in the top 15 of its kind worldwide.
  • You can switch to the Bachelor's programmes in Applied Physics and Mathematics within the first year.
  • Groningen is the only Dutch university who offers a Physics Bachelor's programme in English.
  • Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike.
  • In Groningen studeer je bij wetenschappers die wereldwijd een uitstekende reputatie hebben opgebouwd. Het aan de opleiding verbonden Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials behoort tot de beste 15 ter wereld.
  • Natuurkunde in Groningen biedt de ruimte om je breed te orienteren. Na het eerste kwartaal kun je nog overstappen op de bachelor Sterrenkunde of (Technische) Wiskunde, en tijdens het eerste jaar kun je ook nog overstappen op Technische natuurkunde.
  • Onze faculteit kent twee Nobelprijswinnaars: de Nobelprijs voor Scheikunde voor Ben Feringa in 2016 en de Nobelprijs voor Natuurkunde voor Frits Zernike.
  • Testimonial van Ceri Richards

    I think I'm getting a far better education than I would at home

    “I would definitely recommend future students from the UK to study abroad! Moving to Groningen was a big step; however, the university and people were very welcoming. When I arrived there was a – very humourful – welcoming ceremony for international students, which helped to introduce me to the university, the city and life in the Netherlands.

    The application process is different to that of England, so that was a bit difficult. Finding an accommodation, on the other hand, was no problem at all. The university recommended me to look early and make use of the Housing Office, which turned out to be really helpful. The university itself is fantastic! My Physics course is difficult but engaging and the lecturers generally speak very good English. I think I'm getting a far better education than I would at home, as the teaching standard here is excellent. The mix of cultures and educational backgrounds is interesting and rarely acts as a barrier. It offers me the chance to see a new culture and all its quirks, something the Dutch culture does not lack!”

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    – Ceri Richards
  • Testimonial van Martine Schut

    Martine Schut, student Physics

    – Martine Schut
  • Opleidingsvideo

    Nieuwe generatie zonnecellen in de maak

    – Opleidingsvideo
  • Testimonial van Machteld Kamminga

    I like the idea of working on an unsolved problem

    'I had to write a research proposal as part of a Master's in Nanoscience. I submitted the proposal to NWO and they gave me a grant for my research!

    I work at the interface of Physics and Chemistry, studying perovskite materials which are used in solar cells. We are not sure exactly how they work, which is why we are studying their structural properties. I’m regularly at my desk reading or drawing graphs, but I also use several laboratories on a daily basis to do chemistry experiments, X-ray diffraction or to measure the electrical properties of the material. I also give tutorials and I’m supervising a Master’s student. I like it here; I like the idea of working on an unsolved problem. And we have a close-knit research team; we have lunch together every day.’

    Machteld Kamminga - PhD student at Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials

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    – Machteld Kamminga
  • Testimonial van Hedde van Hoorn

    Skills and common sense

    Hedde studied Applied Physics and works for Thaesis, a consultancy in Utrecht. As a strategic advisor, he operates at the interface of the consultancy's various activities. He advises on everything from company transformation processes to mergers and acquisitions. Although this apparently has little to do with physics, he benefits from the analytical skills he learned, as well as a good dose of common sense.

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    – Hedde van Hoorn
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