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Physics and Astronomy: Science for Energy and Sustainability

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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Science for Energy and Sustainability in the Master's programme Physics and Astronomy combines hard scientific research with the analysis of societal issues, business models and government regulation.

The programme allows for a flexible curriculum containing mostly physics or additional chemistry or business oriented courses; as such it covers a broad area of hot topics, such as renewable energy technologies, green chemistry, photophysical and photochemical energy conversion and biosolar cells and catalysis for sustainable synthesis and energy conversion. SES is an outward-looking programme, geared towards the cutting edge of energy and sustainability research. It gives you the skills and knowledge to move from understanding the state-of-the-art, to actually developing new sustainable technologies that can be implemented in society.

Joint degree programme with VU Amsterdam
Science for Energy and Sustainability 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.


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.

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Meer dan €4550
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 120