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Experimental Physics

Universiteit Utrecht

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Particle physics deals with the building blocks of matter and the forces between them. The programme offers courses on all aspects of the Standard Model of Particle Physics, including Nuclear Physics.

Particle physics is one of the strong areas within Experimental Physics in Utrecht. The slightly broader field of Subatomic Physics (including also Nuclear Physics) has a long tradition of excellence at Utrecht University, recently Utrecht has concentrated more on high profile research on elementary particles.

The research is performed in international collaborations at research centers in the USA and in Europe. Nationally, the group cooperates in the Nikhef consortium. For the teaching programme in the MSc there is a strong cooperation with the Amsterdam universities.

Utrecht is the only Dutch university to contribute to ALICE, one of the large experiments at the new accelerator LHC at CERN in Geneva. The research has an intimate connection to different areas of theoretical physics (Quantum Field Theory, Relativistic Hydrodynamics and even String Theory) and is of relevance also for Astrophysics. It uses state-of-the-art technologies in particle detection, electronics and computing.


Profiel Extra vakken
Academische bachelor

2018 Full-time Institutioneel € 12585 / jaar
2018 Full-time Internationaal € 18690 / jaar
2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar


The programme is divided into two separate years. As a student you will start with the taught year, and mostly work on research and research-oriented seminars in the second year.
Course part (1st year): 55-65 ects
Particle physics (NS-PP401M: 12,0 ects
Strong interactions (NS-PP402M): 6,0 ects
Primary optional courses: 24 ects or more
Secondary optional courses: 18 ects or less
Research part (2nd year):
Thesis: 65-55 ects
More information: www.uu.nl/master/paph onder Study Programme

instruction modes

Lectures, seminars, group work, supervised research work.


Graduates will be able to conduct independent and original research in applied and experimental physics.

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