24 months
Duration
19600 EUR/year
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About

The Physics master’s programme from Leiden University offers you a research intensive tailor-made study path on current topics in experimental and theoretical physics at an institute of international renown.

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Overview

Why study Physics at Leiden University ?

The Physics master’s programme from Leiden University is intimately related to the scientific research carried out at the Leiden Institute of Physics. You will spend approximately 50% of your programme on research, as a member of one of our top-level international research groups.

We offer five research specialisations, with emphasis on either experimental or theoretical physics, which train you as an independent researcher. We also offer three specialisations that put Physics in broader societal contexts and train you for careers where a Physics background is an asset. Each of these specialisations aims at providing a combination of research independence and content proficiency that fully prepares you for your professional development.

Career

After completing the Physics master's programme you will have a broad array of career prospects. All students with a Master of Science in Physics are admissible to a PhD programme. If you have the desire to apply your knowledge of Physics outside the university, there are ample job possibilities in high-tech industry, software and consultancy companies worldwide, or a career as a teacher, science communicator or science policy maker.

Programme Structure

Specialisations
  • Physics and Education (MSc)
  • Physics and Science Communication and Society (MSc)
  • Physics and Business Studies (MSc)
  • Research in Physics, Biological and Soft Matter Physics (MSc)
  • Research in Physics, Cosmology (MSc)
  • Research in Physics, pre-PhD ('Casimir') (MSc)
  • Research in Physics, Quantum Matter and Optics (MSc)
  • Research in Physics, theoretical (MSc)
  • Research in Physics, Classical/Quantum Information (MSc)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Leiden University and/or in Netherlands, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you have a bachelor's degree in Physics (Natuurkunde) or a Physics-related programme from a foreign research university with a level similar to Dutch universities, you are eligible to apply.
  • Admission is under the provision that you have sufficient in-depth knowledge, and theoretical/mathematical skills on topics like quantum physics, electrodynamics, statistical physics, and complex analysis, equivalent to those of the undergraduate courses of the Leiden BSc Physics curriculum. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €15,100  per year

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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