Experimental Physics, M.Sc. | Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
24 months
21736 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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The field of experimental physics offers unique scientific and technological challenges. As a student in the Master’s degree programme in Experimental Physics at Utrecht University you will learn about the fundamental scientific theories that describe the world around us.


What You'll Learn

You will gain hands-on experience with the latest technologies in, for example, laser cooling to study Bose-Einstein condensation, novel techniques used to study complex materials down to the (sub)atomic level, and microscopy techniques that allow you to follow biological processes on a nm scale. Hand in hand with these experimental methods, you will also learn to apply advanced data analysis techniques and computer modelling.

International Research

The Master’s degree programme in Experimental Physics at Utrecht University offers courses with a strong link to research carried out by experimental research groups in the Department of Physics at Utrecht University. You will have the opportunity to work in close cooperation with groups specialising in the strong nuclear forces, ultra-cold quantum matter, and ultra-fast light-matter interaction.

Research for experimental physics is performed at the Nanophotonics, Soft Condensed Matter & Biophysics, and Subatomic Physics labs in Utrecht and at the famous CERN laboratory in Geneva. You will also have the opportunity to participate in (inter)national research meetings.

Career Prospects

The MSc in Experimental Physics is a research Master's, and many graduates continue in research inside or outside of academia. However, a Master's degree in Experimental Physics opens up many possibilities in industry, finance, and consultancy, depending on your particular talents and preferences. 

A few examples of jobs held by recent graduates from Experimental Physics include:

  • PhD candidate

  • Research & development in high-tech industry

  • Research-oriented positions in industry


Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Particle Physics
  • Soft Condensed Matter Experiment
  • Particle Physics
  • Photon Physics
  • Advanced Microscopy
  • Statistical Field Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

This is a selective master. You will be considered for admission to the Master's programme Experimental Physics if you hold a University bachelor degree and can demonstrate a high level of knowledge and command of methods and skills in the relevant field.

Additionally we consider:

  • Motivation and talent (also on the basis of average grade and past studies progress);
  • General high level of professional and intellectual ability;
  • Command of the English language

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21736 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21736 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 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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