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.
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.
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- 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)
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesPhysics Mathematics Chemistry View 30 other Masters in Mathematics in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
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International19600 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19600 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.
- Second Dutch master’s programme: €15,100 per year
Living costs for Leiden
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.