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Physics and Education (MSc)

The master’s specialisation Physics and Education prepares you for a career as a teacher in secondary schools. After completion you obtain the qualifications to be a physics teacher. Note that this specialisation is only open to students who speak Dutch.

What does this master’s programme entail?

Physics and Education optimally prepares you to teach the subject of physics to secondary school students, based on a solid background of high quality research in physics. The programme comprises a one-year Physics component, followed by an education component in the second year. This master’s specialisation uniquely enables you to make a relevant impact on society by educating today’s secondary school pupils for tomorrow’s challenges in the field of physics.

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Why study Physics at Leiden University?

  • The Physics and Education specialisation provides you with one year research training in Physics and one year of theory and practical experience in teaching offered by the Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching.
  • During your research project, you will participate within a research group at the Physics department which is known for its top-level international research and excellent research groups, both theoretical and experimental, both focus on fundamental research.
  • During the education component, you receive one-on-one guidance, but you will also meet with colleagues from different disciplines, each with their own knowledge and experience, providing you with a broad view on education.

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Physics and Education: the right master’s programme for you?

Do you want to fascinate our younger generations for the field of physics? Are you aiming for a career as a modern and flexible teacher? Then, the Physics and Education master’s specialisation is the right choice for you. After completion, you will have obtained your teacher qualification, which is required for employment as a physics teacher in Dutch secondary schools. You can also participate in the World Teachers Programme for international teaching. As the main education component is taught in Dutch, all applicants must provide proof of proficiency in Dutch language.

Read more about the entry requirements for Physics and Education.

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