Master's programmes

Nanomaterials Science

The master's programme Nanomaterials Science offers students a solid theoretical basis in the field of nanomaterials and develops the experimental skills needed to carry out high-level research. The programme (120 EC) consists of lectures (50%) and a research project (50%), that is executed in one of the research groups of the institute or (partially) in one of the partner groups outside the institute.

The combined talents and expertise of physics and chemists are very important for success in the science of condensed matter and nanomaterials, the focus of this program. Inspiring challenges in this science area include:

  • The synthesis of functional units and the manipulation of these new 'artificial' solids;
  • The study of fundamental processes in (Nano) structure systems and the development of theory and models to explain new phenomena;
  • Explaining relationships between structures and properties;
  • Materials Engineering and the application of materials in improved and new equipment.

For more information, see the official website of Nanomaterials Science and what others say about our MSc programme.

Experimental Physics

The field of experimental physics offers unique scientific and technological challenges. As a student in the master's programme in Experimental Physics you will receive advanced training in the fundamental scientific theories that describe the world around us. You will examine the design and use of advanced instrumentation required to study those theories. Research for experimental physics is performed at labs in Utrecht and at the famous CERN laboratory in Geneva. You will also have the opportunity to participate in (inter)national research meetings.

The two year programme (120 EC) offers excellent preparation for a career in research laboratory in the high-tech industry, or as a PhD student at Universities and research institutes around the world. Experimental Physics offers a unique combination of Quantum Optics, Condensed Matter Physics, and Particle Physics. This broad range of topics requires an intimate understanding of Quantum Many Body Physics.

Further information can be found on the master's website.