Why study Physics at Utrecht University
Master's Programme

Utrecht University offers 3 two-year Master's programmes in Physics. All programmes are English-taught. Why choose Utrecht?

-   Largest Science Faculty in the Netherlands
​-   Learn from world renowned scientists like Nobel Laureate Gerard 't Hooft
-   Be part of a small lively and international community
​-   Benefit from a strong international research network   

Master's programmes in Physics:
MSc in Climate Physics

Climate Physics offers a unique combination of theoretical courses and practical training in all aspects of the Earth’s climate. You’ll study the physics, dynamics, and chemistry of the atmosphere, oceans and cryosphere and explore their interactions.

MSc in Experimental Physics

Experimental Physics will provide you with 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.

MSc in Theoretical Physics

Theoretical Physics is your gateway to understanding the fascinating world of physics. You will gain knowledge and skills to desbribe space-time and elementary particles as well as macroscopic and microscopic phenomena in quantum and soft matter.

Utrecht University in the rankings

Utrecht University was founded in 1636 and is located in the heart of the Netherlands. It is one of Europe's leading research universities and recognised internationally for its high-quality, innovative approach to research and teaching. As a student at Utrecht University (UU), you will be studying at one of the world's top universities. The Shanghai Ranking places UU as the #1 research university in the Netherlands, 17th in Europe, and 56th in the world. 

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Top-quality facilities

The Physics Department is located at Utrecht Science Park, the main campus of our University. The campus is approximately fifteen minutes by bicycle from Utrecht’s beautiful historic city centre. All Master’s programmes are firmly embedded in Utrecht research institutes, which encompass world-renowned research expertise and modern educational facilities.  

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Physics Masters in Utrecht