Physics, M.Sc. | KU Leuven | Leuven, Belgium
24 months
1250 EUR/year
980 EUR/year
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The Master of Physics from KU Leuven thoroughly equips students with insight into the current status of physics research. The physicists go on to rewrite our under standing of not only the natural world but also its interaction with society and industry.

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The Master of Science in Physics from KU Leuven is a research-based master’s programme in which you can specialise in the following fields of physics:

  • Condensed Matter Physics

Cluster Physics, Surface and Interface Physics, Correlated Electron Systems, Semiconductor Physics, Soft Matter Physics, Physics of Biosystems

  • Nuclear Physics

Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Structure of Exotic Nuclei: Decay, Reactions and Laser Spectroscopy, Theoretical Nuclear Physics

  • Theoretical Physics

Complex Systems, Cosmology, Mathematical Physics, String Theory

Career perspectives

Many research positions are available in this field. There are excellent career opportunities in ICT, material research, electronics, consulting, government, banking, social profit sector, and within higher education. More than half the students who obtain 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics
  • Historical and Social Aspects of Physics
  • Experiments in Modern Physics
  • Advanced Solid State Physics
  • Advanced Nuclear Physics
  • Advanced Soft and Biomatter Physics
  • Quantum Field Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have obtained an academic bachelor’s degree in the field of physics.
  • You should have a good command of both spoken and written English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    980 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 980 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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