Physics

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
The University of Groningen has a long-standing tradition of high-level physics research, with the highlight of the Nobel Prize awarded to Frits Zernike in 1953.

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMSc
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60202
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track

The Physics Master's degree programme is open to students who already have a solid background in physics and are eager to expand their knowledge and experience in an environment of modern physics research. The goal of the Master's degree programme in Physics is to train excellent researchers in the field of materials science, subatomic physics, isotope physics or theoretical physics.

The programme offers the following tracks:
* Quantum Universe
* Advanced Materials
* Science, Business and Policy


Waarom aan de RUG?

  • Wide spectrum of high-level research in Physics and related sciences
  • Our Materials Science Research ranks high in the THES world's Top 15 institutes in material science
  • Best master programme Physics in the Netherlands according to Elsevier
  • Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike
  • Gives access to the additional, highly selective High Systems and Materials Honours Master

Studieprogramma

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profielen

track Quantum Universe

The Quantum Universe track emphasizes the relations between Theoretical Physics, Particle Physics and Astronomy in the study of nature on the different scales.

The track is offered for both the Physics and Astronomy Master programme.

The Quantum Universe programme consists of four mandatory physics courses (20 ECTS), four Quantum Universe courses (20 ECTS), four electives (20 ECTS), and a large master research project of 60 ECTS.
The core physics courses are mandatory for all physics students, independent of the track that is followed. You will follow Computational Physics, Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics, and Mathematical Methods of Physics. The Quantum Universe courses are followed by both physics and astronomy students: General Relativity, Electrodynamics of Radiation Processes, Particle Physics Phenomenology, and Student Seminar Quantum Universe. The elective courses range in a wide variety of subjects, and cover the broad spectrum between theoretical physics, particle physics and astronomy.

Your Master's research project is your own individual project, supervised by a staff member from one of the institutes: the Van Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity, the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, or Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut (KVI-CART). The project is 60 ECTS, will take one year to finish, and is tailor-made to your interests.

For the complete curriculum, please see: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=6387&ocasysyear=2019

track Advanced Materials

The track Advanced Materials emphasizes the design and scientific study of materials for functionality.

The track is part of the Physics Master programme and of the Chemistry Master programme and it is offered by the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials (ZIAM).

The programme consists of four mandatory physics courses (20 ECTS), four Advanced Materials courses (20 ECTS), four electives (20 ECTS), and a large master research project of 60 ECTS.

The core physics courses are mandatory for all physics students, independent of the track that is followed. You will follow Computational Physics, Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics, and Mathematical Methods of Physics. There are five courses in the category of Advanced Materials, out of which you have to choose four: Cross-disciplinary Materials Science, Functional Properties, Structure at Macro, Meso and Nano Scale, Supramolecular Chemistry, and Characterisation of Materials. The elective courses range in a wide variety of subjects, and can be chosen to specialize and design – along with your master's research project – a tailor-made programme for your master.

Your Master's research project is your own individual project, supervised by one of the high-quality research staff members of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials (ZIAM); one of the Netherland's most-renowned research institutes. Here you can choose from research topics that range from organic solar cells, device nanophysics to materials for data storage, nano- and microelectromechanical systems (NEMS/MEMS) and laboratories on a chip.

For the complete curriculum, please see: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=6388&ocasysyear=2019

profiel Science, Business & Policy

Interested in the business side of science?

The Science, Business and Policy track within the Physics master's degree programme combines state of the art Physics with the business and policy sides of science. The SBP track includes a six-month internship as a scientific advisor.

For the complete curriculum, please see: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=6389&ocasysyear=2019

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet20% zelfstudie
20% theorie
60% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
study abroad
Exchange: All our science and engineering programmes offer study abroad possibilities at a number of partner institutions. Our partners include top-100 universities in Europe (for example in Germany, UK, and Sweden) and in the USA, China, South-East Asia, and South America. Our exchange programmes have a typical duration of one semester and count toward your final degree.
honours-/excellence program High Tech Systems and Materials Honours Master

This Master's degree programme gives access to the additional, highly selective, High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) Honours Master.

The HTSM Honours Master is organized in cooperation with Philips and other major industry partners.

Toelating en kosten

startmomenten

1 februari 2019

aanmelding deadline : 15 oktober 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14600

1 februari 2020

aanmelding deadline : 15 oktober 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14600

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

toelatingseisen

basiskennis
Sufficient English proficiency on VWO level is required.

vooropleiding
Bachelor's degree in Physics, Applied Physics or Astronomy.

Information about admission possibilities and requirements for students from a Dutch HBO institute is published on: https://www.rug.nl/fse/msc-admission

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 9500levensonderhoudper jaar
€ 75inschrijvingsgeldin het eerste jaar
€ 920studiematerialenper jaar
€ 750visa/permitvoor de gehele opleiding

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

82 studenten volgen deze opleiding
15% daarvan is vrouw
2 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
0% daarvan is vrouw
29331 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

FMF
The FMF is an association for the Bachelor's programmes Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Applied Physics, Physics, Astronomy and all of the subsequent Master's programmes at the University of Groningen.
The association pursues three objectives. The first objective is that it wants to contribute to the broadening of the scientific education of its members. This is done by organizing various activities in the scientific field, such as study excursions, lectures and symposiums.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

studenten
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Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/11 RUG
Physics
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
2 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/11 Universiteit Leiden
Research in Physics, theoretical
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
34 eerstejaars
35% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/11 Universiteit Leiden
Physics and Business Studies
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
34 eerstejaars
35% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/11 Universiteit Leiden
Research in Physics, Biological and Soft Matter Physics
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
34 eerstejaars
35% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/11 Universiteit Leiden
Research in Physics, Quantum Matter and Optics
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
34 eerstejaars
35% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/11 Universiteit Leiden
Physics and Education (NL)
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
34 eerstejaars
35% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
50% Engelstalig
7/11 Universiteit Leiden
Physics
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
34 eerstejaars
35% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/11 Universiteit Leiden
Research in Physics, pre-PhD ('Casimir')
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
34 eerstejaars
35% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
9/11 Universiteit Leiden
Physics and Science Communication and Society
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
34 eerstejaars
35% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
10/11 Universiteit Leiden
Research in Physics, Cosmology
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
34 eerstejaars
35% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
11/11 Amsterdam VU
Physics & Astronomy
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
NAN% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

studentoordelen

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deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel4.04.1
inhoud3.94.0
docenten3.93.9
studiefaciliteiten3.63.6
studielast3.93.7
studiebegeleiding3.63.3
De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Physics aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 21 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.0 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The Master's programme in Physics is primarily meant for students who want to become researchers. Most graduates will proceed with a PhD research project after their Master's programme, either in Groningen or elsewhere. Nevertheless, many physicists who have trained as researchers will find jobs that are less explicitly oriented towards research. This is because training as a researcher in physics also develops general competences that make graduates highly versatile.
During the Master's degree programme, teamwork, communication and presentation are important qualities. In many cases considerable IT skills are developed. In practice, physics graduates can be found in consultancy firms, in process management, in commercial positions, in financial jobs or as teachers.

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Contact

Academic Advisor

For questions regarding the programme

sciencemasters@rug.nl

For international students who are interested in a Campus Tour or have other practical questions

Meer informatie?
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