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Physics - Faculty of Science - Leiden University

Research in Physics, pre-PhD ('Casimir') (MSc)

Programme structure

Key elements of the programme are the particular set of courses and gaining research experience in more than one department.

Programme outline

The master’s programme consists of a compulsory and an optional part. The compulsory part includes a number of courses and a research project, study project and writing proposal.

Two of the courses should be chosen from the Theoretical Physics courses on offer. The other courses can be elected from all physics courses on offer. It is even possible to choose courses offered by other universities or graduate schools. One research project will be performed in a research group within LION, the Leiden Institute of Physics. The other research project can be done in a research group within or outside LION. Both research projects include a master’s thesis and an oral presentation.

For an up-to-date course overview, please visit the Prospectus.

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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