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Physics - Faculty of Science - Leiden University

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

Career prospects

With your Physics degree you are well prepared for a career in research. The programme specifically serves as a stepping stone for graduates with ambition and aspiration to pursue a PhD degree.

After graduating you will have excellent knowledge of fundamental Physics and highly developed research skills. You will be a creative and independent scientist who is ready to continue in research. Or ready to work in high-tech industry, software and consultancy companies worldwide, or a career as a teacher, science communicator or science policy maker. The research specialisations are an excellent stepping-stone for graduates with the ambition and aspiration to pursue a PhD degree.

For a limited number of students within this track, a fully funded four-year Casimir PhD-position is available. Other students that complete this master's specialisation will have outstanding credentials to pursue a career in academia: all our Pre-PhD track alumni now hold a PhD-position, either at TU Delft or Leiden University or elsewhere. 

After completing the Physics master's programme you will have a broad array of career prospects. All students with a Master of Science in Physics are admissible to a PhD programme. If you have the desire to apply your knowledge of Physics outside the university, there are ample job possibilities in high-tech industry, software and consultancy companies worldwide, or a career as a teacher, science communicator or science policy maker.

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