The Master of Science in Physics (120 ECTS) is a research based master’s programme in which you can master the skills demanded by the field, and specialise in one of three major research profiles:
Moreover, through the choice of the Research option or the option Physics in Society, you are introduced in the professional life of a physicist.
The programme aims to train physicists capable of working in research institutes, corporate environments or social profit sector. Upon successful completion of the programme, students will have acquired:
Many research positions are available in this field, and more than half the students obtaining a master’s degree in physics eventually start a PhD programme in one of the department’s research groups.
A number of graduates prefer to pursue a second master’s degree. There are excellent career opportunities in ICT, material research, electronics, consulting, government, banking, social profit sector, and within higher education.
The Master of Physics is offered at KU Leuven.
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After a semester with advanced courses in different disciplines of physics, you choose a major research specialisation consisting of advanced and specialised courses and a master’s thesis of 30 ECTS.
The remaining 30 ECTS allow you to follow one of two options:
Minimum required score:
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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