Faculty of Sciences and Bioengineering Sciences

Admission Requirements

Enrolling for this study plan is possible after having obtained one of the following degrees:

Academic Bachelor's programme fysica
Academic Bachelor's programme fysica en de sterrenkunde

You may also be asked to provide additional documents so we may evaluate your application.

Aanbevelingsbrief 1 / Letter of recommendation 1
Aanbevelingsbrief 2 / Letter of recommendation 2
Motivatiebrief / Letter of motivation
Puntenlijst / Transcript of records

Enrolling for this plan is also possible having completed the Preparatory Programme Master of Science in Physics and Astronomy (only in Dutch).

Overview of the study plan

The Master of Science in Physics and Astronomy, minor Economy and Business is composed of:
- 36 ECTS-credits compulsory courses
- 30 ECTS-credits master thesis
- 24 ECTS-credits elective courses specific for Economy and Business
- 30 ECTS-credits minor Research electives

In total, this academic plan comprises 120 ECTS credits.


MSc Physics and Astronomy - Economy and business - compulsory courses

These courses are envisioned to be part of year 1 of the model trajectory.

To complete this module, students must obtain 66 ECTS credits.

First year Master Compulsory courses

These courses are envisioned to be part of year 1 of the model trajectory.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 36 ECTS credits.

6ECTS credits - High-Energy Astrophysics
6ECTS credits - Computational Physics
6ECTS credits - Quantum Field Theory
6ECTS credits - Subatomic Physics II
6ECTS credits - General Relativity
3ECTS credits - Economics for Business
3ECTS credits - Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Second year Master Compulsory courses

Registration for the 'Master Thesis Physics and Astronomy' is only allowed in graduation phase.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 30 ECTS credits.

30ECTS credits - Master Thesis Physics and Astronomy

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Master of Science in Physics & Astronomy - Economy & Business - Elective courses

54 ECTS-credits to choose from the elective courses Economy and Business or from the list of elective courses minor Research. The student cannot choose a course for which he/she has already passed in the Bachelor.
Electives not listed below have to be approved by the chairman of the examination committee.

Electives Economy and Business

For the minor Economy and Business, the student has to choose 24 ECTS-credits from the list below.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS credits.

6ECTS credits - Management Informatics
4ECTS credits - Electronics
6ECTS credits - System and Control Theory
4ECTS credits - Electronic Devices
3ECTS credits - Entrepreneurship
3ECTS credits - Business Aspects of Technology: Biotechnology
3ECTS credits - Business Aspects of Technology: Factory of the Future
3ECTS credits - Business Aspects of Technology: Micro-electronics and Photonics
3ECTS credits - Business Aspects of Technology: Future of Computing
6ECTS credits - Databases
3ECTS credits - Technological Business Development Project - EUTOPIA Learning Unit
6ECTS credits - Marketing
6ECTS credits - Operations and Logistic Management
6ECTS credits - Computer Systems
6ECTS credits - Financial Management and Investment Analysis
3ECTS credits - Global Change

Electives Research

These elective courses are part of year 1 and 2 of the model trajectory.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 30 ECTS credits.

6ECTS credits - Electroweak and Strong Interactions
6ECTS credits - Simulation of Physics Phenomena and Detectors in Modern Physics
6ECTS credits - Physics and Chemistry of Nanostructures
6ECTS credits - Modelling and engineering of nanoscale materials
6ECTS credits - Radioactivity and Radiation Dosimetry
6ECTS credits - Quantum Electrodynamics
6ECTS credits - Advanced Field Theory
6ECTS credits - Nuclear Methods in Material Research
6ECTS credits - Many-body Physics
6ECTS credits - Structural Analysis Techniques in Solid State Physics
6ECTS credits - Nuclear Instrumentation
6ECTS credits - Continuum Mechanics
6ECTS credits - Plasma Physics
6ECTS credits - Plasma Technology and Fusion Technology
6ECTS credits - Nuclear Astrophysics
6ECTS credits - Hadrons and nuclei from a theoretical perspective
6ECTS credits - Extensions of the Standard Model
6ECTS credits - Medical Physics
6ECTS credits - Introduction to the Dynamics of Atmospheres
6ECTS credits - Capita Selecta Solid-state Physics
4ECTS credits - Optical Spectroscopy of Materials
6ECTS credits - Atomic and Molecular Physics
6ECTS credits - Observational Techniques in Astronomy
6ECTS credits - Cosmology and Galaxy Formation
6ECTS credits - Nanomagnetism
6ECTS credits - Modeling complex systems
6ECTS credits - Strongly Correlated Quantum Systems
6ECTS credits - Quantum Computing
6ECTS credits - Luminescence
6ECTS credits - Computational Materials Physics
6ECTS credits - Quantum Black Holes and Holography
6ECTS credits - Radiative Transfer Simulations in Astrophysics
6ECTS credits - History and Philosophy of Sciences: Physics and Astronomy
3ECTS credits - Capita Selecta in Particle Physics (A)
6ECTS credits - Experimental Techniques in Particle Physics
3ECTS credits - Capita Selecta in Particle Physics (B)
6ECTS credits - Object Oriented Programming (C++) for Physicists
6ECTS credits - Early Universe Cosmology
6ECTS credits - Evolution of Stars and Stellar Systems
6ECTS credits - Astroparticle Physics

Electives conditional to the a

Electives conditional to the agreement of the educational board

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