The Physics and Astronomy joint degree Master's program of the UvA and VU lets you explore profound questions about the physical world. It bridges the gap between fundamental research and real-world applications, emphasising a world-class academic and social environment. The curriculum includes testing and developing physical theories, evaluating experiments and astronomical observations, and problem-solving using advanced analytical, empirical and computational methods. It offers specialized knowledge in various physics areas, such as complex systems, cellular processes, material properties for energy challenges, and astroparticle physics.
In this Master’s programme, you’ll learn to test, explain and develop theories of physical phenomena. You’ll analyse problems and solve them using a scientific approach. Your studies on a broad understanding of physics and astronomy with in-depth knowledge of specific areas as well as the ability to reason and work at an academic level.
Within the Master's programme Physics and Astronomy, every student can find an area suited to their individual talents and ambitions. There are seven 'tracks', that specialize in different areas of physical phenomena.
Physics and Astronomy is 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.