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Master
Physics and Astronomy: Theoretical Physics (track)
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Online Open Day

Welcome to the Online Open Day of Theoretical 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 Theoretical Physics at a glance

Do you want to know what it’s like to study the Theoretical Physics track in the Physics and Astronomy programme at the University of Amsterdam? Student Teuntje and professor Piet Mulders will tell you what makes the programme unique.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the study programme look like?

    The first year of the programme consists mainly of courses. The following courses are compulsory:

    • Statistical Physics and Condensed Matter Theory I (6 EC, first block)
    • Quantum field theory (6 EC, second block)
    • Quantum field theory extension (3 EC, third block)
    • Academic skills courses (6 EC in total, throughout the first year)
    • Student seminar Theoretical Physics (6 EC, first semester second year)

    In addition, you choose an individually tailored set of elective physics and mathematics courses (21 EC in total), under compulsory guidance. At the end of the first year of the programme, you make a start with your Master's project, which will take most of your second year.

  • 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 jointly issued degree certificate.

Want to know more? Get in touch with our students

 

Mneme Stapel
Hi, my name is Mneme and I’m a student in the Theoretical 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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