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Physics and Astronomy: Science for Energy and Sustainability (track)
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Online Open Day

Welcome to the Online Open Day of Science for Energy and Sustainability. 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 Science for Energy and Sustainability at a glance

Do you want to know what it’s like to study the Science for Energy and Sustainability track in the Physics and Astronomy programme at the University of Amsterdam? Student Iris and Johan and associate professor Elisabeth von Hauff will tell you what makes the programme unique.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the study programme look like?

    In the first-year your course load is 60EC. It consists of 4 compulsory courses:

    • Current Sustainable Energy Technologies (6 EC)
    • Project Sustainable Future (6 EC)
    • Academic Skills courses (6 EC in total, academic course or an individual, society oriented research project)
    • SfES project (6EC, applied or academic research project or academic literature thesis)

    Beside these core courses, you will take24 EC worth of restricted choice electives and 12 EC of free choice electives. All your courses will be carefully chosen in consultation with the track coordinator. You are encouraged to conduct several research projects inside and outside academia, focusing on academic physics research, interdisciplinary research and applied, or societal research. Your second year consists of a research project within one of the research groups at the Amsterdam universities or at another university (in the Netherlands or abroad). 

  • 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


Hallie Echelman
Hi, my name is Hallie and I’m a student in the Science for Energy and Sustainability 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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