The AMEP programme is organised into three study paths:
Mixing study paths is no problem at all. The programme director and other teaching and research staff are happy to advise on course choices.
The AMEP programme comprises the following compulsary courses:
And the following electives:
These courses are supplemented by a set of free-choice electives, from AMEP and/or other Physics tracks, such as Theoretical Physics and Physics of Life & Health.
The AMEP course load as mentioned above is meant to equip you with a strong theoretical base for your research project in the second year. This project generally takes place in one of the participating research groups at the UvA, VU, AMOLF or in the laboratories of a national or international research partner.
AMEP research takes place at the very forefront of the field. The programme is built up to provide you with:
A few recent examples of AMEP Master's theses are:
AMEP is powered by three strong players in experimental physics research:
Top researchers from all three institutions teach groundbreaking topics in each of the three study paths, and offer challenging research projects at the forefront of ongoing and new research.
If you display the necessary initiative and motivation, (part of) the research project in your second Master's year can be used to gain international experience, in the form of a research outplacement abroad. The extensive international network of AMEP scientists can be used as your launchpad: contacts include top physicists at the world's most prestigious science institutions in Europe, the US, Japan and Australia.
All students enrolled in the Physics and Astronomy Master's programme are requested to bring their own laptop. More information on specific system requirements can be found here.