Students and lecturers from the programme Gravitation, Astro-, and Particle Physics will tell you in this video what to expect from this programme and discuss career opportunities once you have graduated.
Discover the Master's programme & tracks
The Master's programme Physics and Astronomy offers specialisations in offers specialisations in seven tracks. Gravitation, Astro- and Particle Physics is one of them. The other tracks are:
The study programme
The GRAPPA track offers a broad curriculum. Members of the research group are theorists and experimentalists, and you will be able to specialise in either theoretical, experimental (astro)particle physics or astrophysics. The curriculum is designed to challenge you and to give you the tools to work on your research topic in your second year.
International faculty with experts in particle physics, astroparticle physics, gravity and cosmology both from a theoretical and experimental perspective.
General courses that give an excellent bases and more specialized courses for in-depth knowledge.
Year long research project under the supervision of world-renown faculty.
Possibility to work at international research institutions such as Nikhef, CERN and Gran Sasso.
Graduates of the Master's programme in Physics and Astronomy have had an excellent research training that allows them to pursue their PhD at physics institutes around the world. But they can also pursue a career in a different work field.
Is Gravitation, Astro-, and Particle Physics for you?
The GRAPPA track is for ambitious students interested in gravitation, astroparticle and particle physics. You are intrigued by both the subatomic scale (e.g. the Standard Model, particle interactions) and the largest scales (e.g. astrophysical objects, the Universe), and are particularly interested in combining the two to address some of the biggest puzzles in science. Furthermore, you:
- are interested in fundamental research;
- have thorough knowledge of quantum mechanics, calculus and electrodynamics;
- have a theoretical or experimental background.
Joint degree programme with VU Amsterdam
GRAPPA 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.