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Physics - Faculty of Science - Leiden University

Research in Physics, Classical/Quantum Information (MSc)

Programme structure

The programme guarantees a thorough experience on the frontlines of physics research AND data science. It focuses on research areas where these fields overlap and in the process provides practical training of communicative and computer skills.

Programme outline

The programme includes two experimental projects, performed in a master-apprentice setting in physics research groups active in the field of ‘Physics and Classical/Quantum Information’, and a full year of courses at the undergraduate level.
The courses Quantum Information, Statistical physics A, Computational Physics, Introduction to Machine Learning, and Physics and Classical/Quantum Information are compulsory. Other courses can be chosen from a wide spectrum of (mainly Physics, Computer Science, Astronomy, and Mathematics) courses at Leiden University, and sometimes even at other universities or graduate schools.
The programme can to a high degree be tailored to individual needs and interests. But it should have a sufficient level and cohesion and the elective part requires approval of the Board of Examiners in advance.

The Physics master's programme offers you a lot of options to create your own programme. There is also the possibility to follow an internship abroad at another university or in a company or to follow courses at another university in the Netherlands or abroad.

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