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Physics and Astronomy - Theoretical Physics

University of Amsterdam

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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15110 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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About

Einstein, Bohr, Feynman, Hawking... Theoretical physics has captured the imagination for many generations. The two-year Physics and Astronomy - Theoretical Physics programme of the University of Amsterdam, a joint degree with VU Amsterdam, offers education and training from researchers of one of Europe's leading institutes in this challenging and exciting field.

Overview

What does Theoretical Physics in Amsterdam have to offer me?

Courses in the Physics and Astronomy - Theoretical Physics programme of the University of Amsterdam are conducted by researchers from the UvA Institute for Theoretical Physics, one of Europe's leading theoretical physics institutes. They specialise in quantum matter and complex systems; particle physics, cosmology and quantum gravity; and history of physics. The track offers you a broad spectrum of advanced courses on these and other current research topics. Its backbone is formed by training in quantum field theory, statistical physics and condensed matter theory. In addition, you can take elective physics and mathematics courses on topics such as:
  • Computational methods
  • Quantum optics
  • Group theory
  • General relativity
  • Nonlinear dynamics and chaos
In further seminars and informal meetings you get a taste of the original creative and imaginative spirit of the field, and learn the craft of explaining things to other (lay) people.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistical Physics and Condensed Matter Theory
  • Quantum field theory
  • Quantum field theory extension
  • Cosmology
  • ​General Relativity 
  • ​Mathematical Methods

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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.
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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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Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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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.
92
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).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Master's programme Physics and Astronomy is open to: applicants with an academic Bachelor's degree in (Applied) Physics, Astronomy, or a comparable discipline and applicants with a UvA Bachelor's degree in Beta-gamma with a Physics major
  • You have an overall grade point average (GPA) equivalent to at least: 3.0 (American system), 2.1 (a second class upper/division one degree in the British system), C (ECTS-system)
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15110 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15110 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.

Funding

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