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Physics - Faculty of Science - Leiden University

Physics (MSc)


Are you interested in taking up an extra challenge during your master’s programme? You can develop your persenol leadership style or study abroad. Would you like to experience education at Leiden University up close before starting your master’s? Apply for one of our Summer School programmes.

Master Honours Education

Are you a curious and motivated master’s student? The Honours Academy of Leiden University offers various kinds of extracurricular education, ranging from long-running programmes to short-term courses. 

Leiden Leadership Programme

Are you interested in a leadership challenge? Join the Leiden Leadership Programme (LLP). This one-year programme will equip you with the leadership knowledge, insights and skills you need to increase your societal impact. You further your personal development through trainings, seminars and a practical assignment within an organisation, in which you learn to cooperate intensively with other professionals. With the LLP, you earn 15 EC in addition to your regular master's degree.

Master Honours Classes & Challenges

Would you like to further develop your academic skills and societal awareness? Join one of our Master Honours Classes & Challenges. In a small-scale, interdisciplinary course, you will tackle a complex issue for society or for a specific partner organisation. You will learn about the latest scientific insights concerning the topic and cooperate in a practical setting, together with students from many different backgrounds. There are Master Honours Classes on offer for 5 or 10 EC. 

The Leiden/ESA Astrophysics Programme for Summer Students

The Leiden/ESA Astrophysics Programme for Summer Students (LEAPS) is the opportunity for students with an interest in astronomy and astrophysics to perform a 10 - 12 week summer research project in collaboration with a research scientist from Leiden Observatory or ESA. If you are interested in the Physics Cosmology MSc programme, taking this summer course is a good opportunity to get acquainted with the educational and research opportunities within the institute. Read more

Summer School: Modern Physics at all scales

Present day physics stretches from better understanding of the evolution of the universe to the physics of condensed matter, biological processes, soft matter and metamaterials. The summer programme will highlight aspects of these fields. If you are interested in the Physics Masters programme and the experimental and theoretical research opportunities offered within the Leiden Institute of Physics (LION) this is an excellent opportunity to get to know the programme. Read more

Study abroad

Because of the tailor made construction of the programme students get the opportunity to study abroad. There is the option to follow elective courses abroad. You can also conduct a research project abroad, at another university or in industry.

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