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Physics - Faculty of Science - Leiden University

Research in Physics, Quantum Matter and Optics (MSc)

Programme structure

The programme guarantees a thorough experience on the frontline of physics research with a 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 ‘Quantum Matter and Optics’, and a full year of courses at the undergraduate level.

The courses Quantum Information, Statistical Physics A, Academic and Professional Skills  and Quantum Theory are compulsory, but the other courses can be chosen from a wide spectrum of (mainly Physics, 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.

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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