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The University of Groningen has a long-standing tradition of high-level physics research, with the highlight of the Nobel Prize awarded to Frits Zernike in 1953.

The Physics Master's degree programme is open to 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, subatomic physics, isotope physics or theoretical physics.

The programme offers the following tracks:
* Quantum Universe
* Advanced Materials
* Science, Business and Policy

The first year of your study consists mainly of compulsory and elective courses. This allows much freedom and the possibility to put together a specific program that specializes in state of the arts physics topics.

In the second year of your training you conduct a major research project matching the field of your specialisation. This research project takes place in one of the research institutes of the University of Groningen that carry out research in physics:

› Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials
› Van Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity
› Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen (ESRIG)
› Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
› KVI-Center for Advanced Radiation Technology

Each of these research institutes has its own fields of specialty. Together they constitute a wide spectrum of high-level research in physics and related sciences.


The University of Groningen has a long-standing tradition of high-level physics research, with the highlight of the Nobel Prize awarded to Frits Zernike in 1953.

The Physics Master's degree programme is open to 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, subatomic physics, isotope physics or theoretical physics.

The programme offers the following tracks:
* Quantum Universe
* Advanced Materials
* Science, Business and Policy

The first year of your study consists mainly of compulsory and elective courses. This allows much freedom and the possibility to put together a specific program that specializes in state of the arts physics topics.

In the second year of your training you conduct a major research project matching the field of your specialisation. This research project takes place in one of the research institutes of the University of Groningen that carry out research in physics:

› Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials
› Van Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity
› Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen (ESRIG)
› Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
› KVI-Center for Advanced Radiation Technology

Each of these research institutes has its own fields of specialty. Together they constitute a wide spectrum of high-level research in physics and related sciences.

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Degree
MSc in Physics
Croho code
60202
Course type
Master
Language of instruction
English (100%)
Duration
24 months (120 ECTS)
Start
April, February, November, SeptemberFebruary, September
Programme form
full-time
Faculty
Science and Engineering