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Particle and Astrophysics 

Radboud University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
16500 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Although Particle Physics and Astrophysics act on completely different length and time scales, they both use the laws of physics to study the universe. In the Particle and Astrophysics specialisation at Radboud University you’ll dive into these extreme worlds and unravel the inner workings of the universe from the smallest to the largest systems.

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Programme overview

The Master's specialisation in Particle and Astrophysics focuses on the interplay between High Energy Physics, Astrophysics and Mathematical Physics. As a student, you have the flexibility to choose to focus on the topics that you are interested in.

This programme works closely with the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics, giving you the opportunity to work alongside world-class researchers. Radboud offers a synergy track Computational and Data Science where you dive into the synergy of different disciplines in the science faculty that are engaged in computational modeling and data science. We also offer a Gravity+ synergy track that takes advantage of Radboud's expertise on the role of gravity in the universe.

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What will you learn?

  • Gain theoretical understanding on topics within the field, including gravity, electrodynamics, and particle physics

  • Choose from a variety of elective courses that match your research interests
  • Learn how to design, conduct and present theoretical, experimental or observational research

Career prospects

This Master’s specialisation is an excellent preparation for a career in research, either at a university, at an institute (think of ESA and CERN) or at a company. However, many of our students end up in other business or government positions as well.

Graduates from this programme have found a variety of different positions:

  • National project manager at EU Universe Awareness
  • Actuarial trainee at Talent & Pro
  • Associate Private Equity at HAL Investments
  • Consultant at Accenture
  • ECO Operations Manager at Ofgem
  • Scientist at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
  • Technology strategy Manager at Accenture

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Electrodynamics 
  • Gravity and the Cosmos 
  • Particles and the Cosmos 
  • Student seminar Particle and Astrophysics 
  • Professional Preparation
  • Philosophy course

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Radboud University will still consider EU/EEA applications until 1 July, but may not be able to offer assistance with accommodation.




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

A completed Bachelor's degree in Physics

  • Entering the Master’s specialisation in Physics and Astrophysics requires a Bachelor’s degree in:
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Applied Physics
  • ...or equivalent, provided that you comply to the admission criteria below
  • A proficiency in English
  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.
  • Your degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch university diploma. The Admission Office will determine if an international student has the required knowledge to be admitted. The Admission Office will also indicate if the student is required to follow specific courses from the Bachelor's programme to eliminate possible deficiencies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


  • Radboud Scholarship Programme
  • The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme
  • Holland Scholarship Programme
  • Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships
  • StuNed scholarship programme
  • Radboud University Medical Center Study Fund
  • Radboud Faculty of Arts Study Fund

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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