Would you rather specialise in pure physics or discover the interface between physics and astronomy, mathematics, chemistry or biology? The choice is yours. At Radboud University, you can choose from six specialisations and within each specialisation you'll have plenty of room to customise your programme. We guarantee the highest quality for all specialisation programmes, resulting in number one rates by the Dutch 'Keuzegids Masters' for four years running.
In your internship(s), you can dive into theoretical physics or perform your own experiments: discover new material properties in Europe's highest magnetic fields or with unique free electron lasers, study space objects with the telescopes on top of the Huygens Building or unravel brain activity with MRIs. It's all possible on the Radboud campus. That's why many international physicists come here to perform their experiments. Take Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, who revealed the amazing properties of graphene in our High Field Magnet Laboratory. In 2010, they received the Nobel Prize in Physics for those discoveries.
|diplomaMSc Natuur- en Sterrenkunde|
|typeregulier, 120 EC|
|opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd|
|heeft geen numerus fixus|
Waarom aan de Radboud Universiteit?
2016 : 1e plaats
- Teaching takes place in a stimulating, collegial setting with small groups. This ensures that at Radboud University you'll get plenty of one-on-one time with your internship supervisor.
- We have a multidisciplinary approach: you not only can specialise in Physics, but also in astrophysics, biophysics, mathematical physics, chemical physics or materials science.
- You'll spend one year on research, and thus get an extensive experience in scientific methods.
- Radboud University hosts multiple state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the High Field Magnet Laboratory , FELIX laser laboratory, Nanolab and neuroimaging facilities (MRI, MEG, EEG, TMS). We also participate in the LHC particle accelerator in Geneva, the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina and various other large-scale research projects.
- On average, our graduates find a job within 2 months after graduating. A majority of these jobs are PhD positions at universities in the Netherlands and abroad.
specialisatie Particle and Astrophysics
This Master's specialisation offers a physics programme that covers the inner workings of the universe from the smallest to the largest scale.
Although Particle Physics and Astrophysics act on a completely different scale, they both use the laws of physics to study the universe. In this Master's specialisation you'll dive into these extreme worlds and unravel questions like: What did our universe look like in the earliest stages of its existence? What are the most elementary particles that the universe consists of? And how will it evolve?
If you are fascinated by the extreme densities, gravities, and magnetic fields that can be found only in space, or by the formation, evolution, and composition of astrophysical objects, you can focus on the Astrophysics branch within this specialisation. Would you rather study particle interactions and take part in the search for new particles – for example during an internship at CERN - then you can choose a programme full of High Energy Physics. And for students with a major interest in the theories and predictions underlying all experimental work, we offer an extensive programme in mathematical or theoretical physics.
specialisatie Physics of Molecules and Materials
This Master's specialisation aims to reveal the 'terra incognita' between quantum mechanics and the classical world and inspiring new technologies.
As a scientist, you're a problem solver. But how do you tackle a problem when there are no adequate theories and calculations become far too complicated? In the specialisation in Physics of Molecules and Materials you'll be trained to take up this challenge in a field of physics that is still largely undiscovered: the interface between quantum and classical physics.
We focus on systems from two atoms to complete nanostructures, with time scales in the order of femtoseconds, picoseconds or nanoseconds. One of our challenges is to understand the origin of phenomena like superconductivity and magnetism. As theory and experiment reinforce each other, you'll learn about both 'research languages'. In this way, you'll be able to understand complex problems by dividing them into manageable parts.
Neuroscience is a flexible and interdisciplinary programme, which challenges you to use your specific knowledge to unravel the workings of the human brain.
Our brain contains many ingenious networks of millions of interconnected neurons. Together, they have a storage capacity and flexibility that far exceed modern supercomputers, or any artificial intelligent system. The Master's specialisation in Neuroscience aims at unravelling the neurobiological and neurocomputational mechanisms of this fascinating, complex system. We study the full spectrum from molecule to man, and from experiment to advanced theory and models.
Neuroscience at the Science Faculty ranges from biology to physics and mathematics, and will thus appeal to students from different Master's programmes. The programme can be readily adapted to your individual academic background – whether that is in the field of Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Computing Science. Apart from fundamental knowledge of the brain, the Neuroscience specialisation also provides you with a general background in the principles of complex systems, and of intelligent behaviour of living and artificial systems.
specialisatie Science in Society
Equipping you with the tools and skills to become a professional intermediary between science and society whilst getting a broader societal perspective that will be useful in a scientific career.
Science and technology clearly have a profound influence on society, but the reverse is also true: society significantly shapes the ways in which science and technology evolve. Economic interests, public opinion and policy shifts are decisive for the shaping of science and technology. However, experience has shown that scientists on the one hand and the general public, government and businesses on the other aren't always able to clearly understand one another. That is why experts with a background in science and an understanding of social processes are indispensable.
This specialisation will therefore teach you how to build a bridge between scientific expertise and societal practices. You'll become a biologist, chemist, mathematician, etc. that reflects on the implications of scientific results and advises on how to turn this knowledge into practical use for policymaking or communication purposes. This reflection will not just be scientific; you'll also learn how to detect the philosophical, political and ethical side of issues. You'll make scientists familiar with social perceptions as much as you'll be advising governments and businesses or informing the general public.
specialisatie Science, Management and Innovation
Both the public sector and businesses struggle with the question of how to address sustainability, health, energy and IT security issues. Many of the challenges that society faces are rooted in the natural or computer sciences but have strong links to other disciplines. Solutions require scientists with an additional understanding of the societal aspects of these problems, and the ability to speak the language of and work with all possible stakeholders like scientists, civil servants and politicians.
The Master's specialisation in Science, Management and Innovation will therefore take you out of the lab and place you right in the heart of society. After the first year in which you broaden your knowledge in your scientific field, you'll learn the skills you can use to make a direct contribution to society. This contribution can range from the creation of policies that tackle social issues to project development or market research.
The combination of expertise – science, policy and business – is highly sought after and will prepare you for a dynamic career in business, a job in the public sector or in the a social (research) organisation.
- Science and Education
|taal van onderwijs||100% en|
onderwijsvormencomputer opdrachten, groepsdiscussie, groepsopdracht, hoorcollege, individuele opdracht, laboratoriumwerk, literatuurstudie, mondelinge presentatie, onderzoek, onderzoeksproject, onderzoeksvoorstel, poster presentatie, practicum, project, stage, werkcollege, zelfstudie
doelstellingThe programme depends on the specialisation you choose to follow.
docentenThe courses take place in a very stimulating, personal setting. The lecturers are open to any question you might have on the course matter. They can also provide you with advice on internships or other study-related choices.
studeren in het buitenlandYou can choose to perform your elective courses or internship(s) abroad. There are for example close contacts with the Max Planck Institute in Germany. For other possibilities, you can always contact a lecturer or the student advisor.
Toelating en studiekosten
|1 september 2018||aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2018|
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
instellingstarief : € 10856
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 10856
|1 september 2019||aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2019|
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In order to get admission to this Master's programme you'll need a completed Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields of science: Physics and Astronomy, Physics, Applied Physics
|€ 500||studiematerialenper jaar|
|€ 300||visa/permitper jaar|
Inschatting maandelijkse studiekosten
|€||315||kamerhuur in Nijmegenrond het landelijk gemiddelde|
|€||158||collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar|
|€||80||studieboeken en -spullen|
|€||77||uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen|
|€||132||vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie|
|€||42||vervoernaast de OV-kaart|
|€||1183||totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181|
Studenten en studentenleven
|105||studenten volgen deze opleiding|
|18%||daarvan is vrouw|
|5||eerstejaars gestart in 2017|
|40%||daarvan is vrouw|
|19367||studenten aan de Radboud Universiteit|
|57%||daarvan is vrouw|
Op kamers in Nijmegen
|€ 315||gemiddelde kamerprijs|
|20 m2||gemiddelde kameroppervlak|
Feiten en / studie in cijfers
Na de studie
Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt
Think in an abstract way
Solve complex problems
Make accurate approximations
Combine theory and experiments
vergeleken met andere studies
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