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Physics and Astronomy: General Physics and Astronomy (track)


The two-year track General Physics and Astronomy in the Master's programme Physics and Astronomy is a comprehensive, flexible programme. It offers challenging courses and the option to take electives from the specialistic Physics and Astronomy tracks. This is a joint degree programme with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

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Challenging courses in one of the best programmes in the world

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Here's why you want to study General Physics and Astronomy at the UvA
Computational Physics of Complex Systems route

This specialisation lets you learn about, among other things, algorithm development, data analysis and machine learning.

Combine with a major

This programme is easily combined with a major in, for example, Education.

Tailor your own programme

You can combine courses from all specialistic tracks.

General Physics and Astronomy will suit you, if you...

  1. Want to solve fundamental, curiosity-driven scientific questions, which bear clear relevance to societal problems and technological/industrial challenges.
  2. Are curious about neutrinos, the physics of low temperatures or DNA repair, physical constants, and much, much more.
  3. Want to work side by side with leading researchers.

Joint degree programme with VU Amsterdam

General Physics and Astronomy 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 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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Science Park