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Physics and Astronomy: Theoretical Physics

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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Theoretical Physics in the Master's programme Physics and Astronomy offers education and training from researchers of one of Europe's leading institutes in this challenging and exciting field.


Einstein, Bohr, Feynman, Hawking... Theoretical physics has captured the imagination for many generations. Requiring a high level of conceptual and technical sophistication, it seeks to answer deeply fundamental questions such as: What is matter made of? What is the nature of space and time? If you are fascinated by physics and the laws of science, Theoretical Physics might be the track for you. You will need to have a profound knowledge of the special theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, statistical physics, electrodynamics, calculus and linear algebra (a basic knowledge of condensed matter and particle physics is an advantage).

Joint degree programme with VU Amsterdam
Theoretical 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.

Einstein, Bohr, Feynman, Hawking... Theoretical physics has captured the imagination for many generations. Requiring a high level of conceptual and technical sophistication, it seeks to answer deeply fundamental questions such as: What is matter made of? What is the nature of space and time? If you are fascinated by physics and the laws of science, Theoretical Physics might be the track for you. You will need to have a profound knowledge of the special theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, statistical physics, electrodynamics, calculus and linear algebra (a basic knowledge of condensed matter and particle physics is an advantage).

Joint degree programme with VU Amsterdam
Theoretical 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.

Kosten

2018 Full-time Institutioneel € 13300 / jaar
2018 Full-time Internationaal € 13300 / jaar
2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar

job perspective

* as PhD students at physics and astronomy institutes around the world, progressing from there to careers in academia or industry
* in research, within industry (e.g. Philips, Shell, Océ, ASML)
* in research, within research institutes (e.g. Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM))
* as teachers, within high schools or universities
* as (technical) policy officers, within (science-oriented) governmental and non-profit organisations
* in business (e.g. ICT companies, telecommunications companies, investment banks, consultancy firms)
* as writers, for (science-oriented) media
* as entrepreneurs.

tuition fee

Tuition fees are adjusted annually. For up-to-date information, please see www.uva.nl/collegegeld (Dutch students) or www.uva.nl/tuition (international students).

job perspective

* as PhD students at physics and astronomy institutes around the world, progressing from there to careers in academia or industry
* in research, within industry (e.g. Philips, Shell, Océ, ASML)
* in research, within research institutes (e.g. Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM))
* as teachers, within high schools or universities
* as (technical) policy officers, within (science-oriented) governmental and non-profit organisations
* in business (e.g. ICT companies, telecommunications companies, investment banks, consultancy firms)
* as writers, for (science-oriented) media
* as entrepreneurs.

tuition fee

Tuition fees are adjusted annually. For up-to-date information, please see www.uva.nl/collegegeld (Dutch students) or www.uva.nl/tuition (international students).

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 24 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 120