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Physics and Science Communication and Society

24 months
Duration
19600 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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About

The Physics and Science Communication and Society MSc programme at Leiden University focuses on the interaction between science and society.

Overview

What does this master’s programme entail?

Increasingly, the general public wants to be and needs to be informed about scientific topics. At the same time, scientists need to show accountability to the general public about their research. At this Physics and Science Communication and Society MSc programme at Leiden University you bridge the gap between experts and the public by combining high quality research in physics with extensive training in science communication. After completion you have obtained the necessary knowledge and skills to either become science communicator with a strong physics background, or a physics researcher with a communicating mindset.

Why study Physics and Science Communication and Society at Leiden University?

  • The Physics and Science Communication and Society specialisation provides you with at least one full year of research training in Physics, followed by a year of courses, internships and research in the field om science communication.
  • During your research project, you will participate within a research group at the Physics department which is known for its top-level international research and excellent research groups, both theoretical and experimental, both focus on fundamental research.
  • You will get hands-on experience during a science communication research or practical internship within a relevant organisation, such as popular science magazines, science museums, radio or television.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantum Information
  • Statistical Physics
  • Academic and Professional Skills (Science)
  • Research Project 
  • Science Communication and Society

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Second Dutch master’s programme: €15,100 per year

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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