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MSc in Physics

Netherlands

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What will I learn?

The Physics department offers a Master's degree programme which 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 specializations:

  • Quantum Universe
  • Advanced Materials

Job prospects

The Master's programme in Physics is primarily meant for students who want to become researchers. Most graduates will proceed with a PhD research project after their Master's programme, either in Groningen or elsewhere. Nevertheless, many physicists who have trained as researchers will find jobs that are less explicitly oriented towards research. This is because training as a researcher in physics also develops general competences that make graduates highly versatile.

During the Master's degree programme, teamwork, communication and presentation are important qualities. In many cases considerable IT skills are developed. In practice, physics graduates can be found in consultancy firms, in process management, in commercial positions, in financial jobs or as teachers.

Job examples

  • PhD research position
  • Consultant
  • Process manager
  • Teacher
  • Financial jobs

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (24 Months)

Tuition fees
€17,500.00 (US$ 18,457) per year
Application deadline

Expected May, October 2023

More details

Start date

Expected February, September 2023

Venue

University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,

Groningen,

9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Bachelor's degree. Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

For international students

Students must have a Bachelor's degree in Physics or Applied/Engineering Physics.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5

TOEFL internet based: 90

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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