Research in Physics, Biological and Soft Matter Physics (MSc)
About the programme
The research in Biological- and Soft-Matter Physics specialisation consists of 120 European Credit Transfer System (EC) points and includes electives (60 EC) and two research projects (60 EC).
The two-year Master of Science programme is divided approximately 50/50 between experimental research and theoretical courses. The curriculum of the Biological- and Soft-Matter specialisations consists of:
- Mandatory courses (18 EC)
- Electives (45 EC)
- Two research projects (24 and 36 EC)
At the start of the Master’s programme, you are required to create a study plan: this plan includes a complete list of planned courses and projects for two subsequent academic years in consultation with the Study Advisor Physics.
- Working groups
- Individual papers
- Lab work
- Literature study
The Physics MSc programme has a small intake and a relatively large staff to student ratio. It can thus afford to provide students with individualized attention. The study programme is discussed and decided with the Study Advisor who remains a reference point throughout the programme. Interaction during classes is informal and strongly encouraged. Besides direct interaction with the lecturer, classes are supported by PhD students and often post-docs. Interaction during the research project(s) is direct and informal and takes place within a small group of which an MSc student is integral part. There are regular group meetings. Interaction often extends outside office hours and incorporates social events.