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Here's why you want to study Advanced Matter and Energy Physics at the UvA and VU

Choose your skillset

A theory-based approach to real-life experiments or hands-on exploration of new phenomena; here you train the skills that best suit your needs.

Unique breadth

With over fifty research groups to choose from, you can pick cool topics from all corners of physics.

From fundamental to applied

Courses are focused on providing a fundamental understanding of concepts, with applications in ongoing research activities. 

At the frontier

Join forces with physicists in different stages of their career in national and international research programmes.  

Advanced Matter and Energy Physics will suit you, if you...

  1. Want to work in a leading research laboratory in the Netherlands or abroad – or work on a project in an industrial research setting.
  2. Enjoy working in a team while being the driving force and hands-on 'principle investigator' of your own experiments.
  3. Have a well-founded, Bachelor-level knowledge of quantum mechanics, statistical physics and electrodynamics (knowledge of condensed matter physics is an advantage).
  4. Like to get to the bottom of things, are not afraid of complexity and have a well-developed understanding of the art of doing (experimental) science.

Joint degree programme with VU Amsterdam

Advanced Matter and Energy Physics is a track in the Master's programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Courses are taught at locations of both universities. UvA and VU jointly issue a degree certificate in Physics and Astronomy to graduates. As a Physics and Astronomy student in Amsterdam you benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes.

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Degree programme
MSc Physics and Astronomy
Regular study programme
120 ECTS, 24 months
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UvA Science Park and VU Campus