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Programma-opties

  • Quantum Universe (track)

    The Quantum Universe track emphasizes the relations between Theoretical Physics, Particle Physics and Astronomy in the study of nature on the different scales.

    The track is offered for both the Physics and Astronomy Master programme. The Quantum Universe programme consists of four mandatory physics courses (20 ECTS), four Quantum Universe courses (20 ECTS), four electives (20 ECTS), and a large master research project of 60 ECTS. The core physics courses are mandatory for all physics students, independent of the track that is followed. You will follow Computational Physics, Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics, and Mathematical Methods of Physics. The Quantum Universe courses are followed by both physics and astronomy students: General Relativity, Electrodynamics of Radiation Processes, Particle Physics Phenomenology, and Student Seminar Quantum Universe. The elective courses range in a wide variety of subjects, and cover the broad spectrum between theoretical physics, particle physics and astronomy.

    Your Master's research project is your own individual project, supervised by a staff member from one of the institutes: the Van Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity, the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, or Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut (KVI-CART). The project is 60 ECTS, will take one year to finish, and is tailor-made to your interests.

  • Advanced Materials (track)

    The track Advanced Materials emphasizes the design and scientific study of materials for functionality.

    The programme consists of four mandatory physics courses (20 ECTS), four Advanced Materials courses (20 ECTS), four electives (20 ECTS), and a large master research project of 60 ECTS.

    The core physics courses are mandatory for all physics students, independent of the track that is followed. You will follow Computational Physics, Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics, and Mathematical Methods of Physics. There are five courses in the category of Advanced Materials, out of which you have to choose four: Cross-disciplinary Materials Science, Functional Properties, Structure at Macro, Meso and Nano Scale, Supramolecular Chemistry, and Characterisation of Materials. The elective courses range in a wide variety of subjects, and can be chosen to specialize and design – along with your master's research project – a tailor-made programme for your master.

    Your Master's research project is your own individual project, supervised by one of the high-quality research staff members of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials (ZIAM); one of the Netherland's most-renowned research institutes. Here you can choose from research topics that range from organic solar cells, device nanophysics to materials for data storage, nano- and microelectromechanical systems (NEMS/MEMS) and laboratories on a chip.

  • Science, Business & Policy (profiel)

    Interested in the business side of science?

    The Science, Business and Policy track within the Physics master's degree programme combines state of the art Physics with the business and policy sides of science. The SBP track includes a six-month internship as a scientific advisor.

  • High Tech Systems and Materials Honours Master (honoursprogramma)

    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.

Opbouw programma

This master degree programme consists of a programme of 120 ECTS. The first year (60 ECTS) consists of compulsory and elective courses. This allows much freedom and the possibility to put together a specific program that specializes in state of the art physics topics.

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

This master degree programme consists of a programme of 120 ECTS. The first year (60 ECTS) consists of compulsory and elective courses. This allows much freedom and the possibility to put together a specific program that specializes in state of the art physics topics.

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

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is aanbevolen
  • Voor gemiddeld 20 weken
  • Maximaal 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.

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.

Waarom in Groningen?
  • Wide spectrum of high-level research in Physics and related sciences
  • Our Materials Science Research ranks high in the THES world's Top 15 institutes in material science
  • Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike
  • Gives access to the additional, highly selective High Tech Systems and Materials Honours Master
  • Wide spectrum of high-level research in Physics and related sciences
  • Our Materials Science Research ranks high in the THES world's Top 15 institutes in material science
  • Best master programme Physics in the Netherlands according to Elsevier
  • Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike
  • Gives access to the additional, highly selective High Systems and Materials Honours Master
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