The Master's degree programme in Applied Physics offers an excellent combination of fundamental research on the one hand, and an open eye to possible industrial applications on the other.
The department accommodates excellent teaching and research facilities. Teaching and research are closely related. The research programme of the Department of Applied Physics at the University of Groningen is embedded in the Zernike Institute of Advanced Materials, which belongs to the Times Higher Education top 10 of best materials research institutes in the world. Most of the research is carried out in the same building that accommodates the teaching facilities.
The international environment of the programme, and especially within the research groups, is inspiring and challenging. The Master's degree programme in Applied Physics is open to students who already have a solid background in physics or applied physics, and who are eager to expand their knowledge and experience to obtain a Master's degree in a modern applied physics research environment. The programme focuses on material engineering and device physics.
The Master's degree programme in Applied Physics is primarily meant for students who want to become researchers and developers in an industrial environment. However, many graduates continue on to a PhD project after obtaining their Master's degree, either in Groningen or elsewhere.
During the Master's degree, teamwork, communication and presentation are important qualities to be developed. In many cases considerable IT skills are developed as well. These general competences, together with the analytical skills typical of researchers, for example problem-solving abilities, guarantee that graduates are widely employable. Most applied physicists find jobs in an entrepreneurial environment where a strong background in physics is necessary.
* PhD Research Project
* R&D in an industrial or entrepreneurial environment
Specialisations / Tracks
* Advanced Materials(track) The degree programme has no particular specialization, but participates in the track Advanced Materials of the Physics and Chemistry master degree programmes.
2-year programme; credits per year: 60 ECTS; most courses are 5 ECTS.
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* Study abroad is recommended
* For an average of 20 weeks
* Maximum of 60 EC
Accredited by the Dutch Government