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Physics and Astronomy: Gravitation, Astro-, and Particle Physics (track)
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Online Open Day

Welcome to the Online Open Day of Gravitation, Astro-, and Particle Physics. Find out if this is the right Master's programme for you.

Rewatch presentation Physics and Astronomy

In this presentation, recorded during the Meet & Ask session in the Master’s week of November 2021, the programme director talks about the study and the professional perspective. Students explain what it is like to do this master.

The Master’s track Gravitation, Astro-, and Particle Physics at a glance

Do you want to know what it’s like to study the Gravitation, Astro-, and Particle Physics track in the Physics and Astronomy programme at the University of Amsterdam? Student Siim and associate professor Els de Wolf will tell you what makes the programme unique.

The programme of the study

Do you want to know more about the study? Prof. Dr. Patrick Decowski tells you all the ins and outs. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the study programme look like?

    Together with the programme manager, you will tailor an individual course load with a focus on either theoretical physics, particle physics or astrophysics. To give you a solid foundation, in the first year you will take 6 compulsory courses. 24 EC is reserved for elective courses and the remaining 12 EC you can freely devote to any course that interests you. In the second year you will focus on your chosen research project.

  • What is a joint degree?

    The University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam have joined forces in the Physics and Astronomy Master’s programme. As a student you will benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes. Upon completion of the programme you will receive a degree certificate from both universities.

Want to know more? Get in touch with our students


Thomas Spieksma
Hi, my name is Thomas and I’m a student in the Gravitation, Astro-, and Particle Physics track in the Physics and Astronomy Master’s. Do you want to know what it’s like to study in Amsterdam? Send me your questions via Instagram.
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