Research course (will run subject to approval)


University of Groningen · University of Groningen
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree in Physics or Applied Physics. A special programme is available for holders of a Dutch HBO Bachelor's degree. For details, please contact the programme coordinator.

Months of entry


Course content

The Physics department at the University of Groningen has a long-standing tradition of high-level research, with the highlight of the Nobel Prize awarded to Frits Zernike in 1953.

The Physics department offers a Master's degree programme which 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 specialisations:

* Quantum Universe

* Advanced Materials

In the second year of your training you conduct a major research project matching the field of your specialisation. This research project takes place in one of the research institutes of the University of Groningen that carry out research in physics:

› Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials

› Van Swinderen Institute

› Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen (ESRIG)

› Kapteyn Astronomical Institute

› KVI-Center for Advanced Radiation Technology

Each of these research institutes has its own fields of interest. Together they constitute a wide spectrum of high-level research in physics and related sciences.

Information for international students

Sufficient English proficiency on VWO level is required.

Fees and funding

International students
EU €2,006

Check our Grantfinder for funding opportunities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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