Physics and Astronomy
Physics research and Physics teaching at Utrecht University cover a broad field. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is recognised as being among the best in the Netherlands and the world. Here, the best teachers, eminent researchers and active students come together to form a lively community, building on a long tradition of studying a wide range of physical phenomena.
Annually, a hundred or more first-year students arrive in Utrecht to take part in the Bachelor’s programme in Physics and Astronomy. Together with students in higher years, and young international researchers, they form a friendly and enthusiastic group, who inspire each other, as they gradually get to feel at home in many aspects of Physics. Students play an important part in the Physics community in Utrecht, not least through membership of the Physics student society A-Eskwadraat. Through activities such as the online school network, natuurkunde.nl and development cooperation, the Department also reaches out to the wider outside community.
The Department offers a Bachelor’s programme through the Julius Institute. Graduates can then follow one of the many two-year Master’s programmes.
The Department offers the following Master’s programmes:
The strongly internationally oriented research atmosphere offers students opportunities to follow part of the course abroad, and students from other countries are invited to participate in the international Master’s programmes, such as that in Theoretical Physics.
Research in Physics and Astronomy at Utrecht is highly internationally oriented and is conducted within one of the six research sections of the Department:
Physics in Utrecht means:
- The best teachers and researchers
- Coverage of a wide range of fields, both in teaching and research
- Focus on talented, highly motivated students and researchers
- Focus on world-class, international research
- Broad offering of research areas and Master’s programmes