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Physics and Astronomy: Theoretical Physics (track)
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Online Open Day

Welcome to the Online Open Day of Theoretical Physics. Find out if this is the right Master's programme for you.

Meet & Ask (live session) 12 November

In a live session, via Zoom, the program director and students will tell you everything about this master. You will receive a presentation and you can ask all your questions live or via chat.

12 November 16.00 - 17.00 

The Master’s track Theoretical Physics at a glance

Do you want to know what it’s like to study the Theoretical Physics track in the Physics and Astronomy programme at the University of Amsterdam? Student Teuntje and professor Piet Mulders will tell you what makes the programme unique.

Study in Amsterdam Week (25-30 October)

Want to know what it's like to be an international student in Amsterdam? From 25-30 October you can ask your questions during our online Meet & Ask sessions with staff and current international students about admissions, housing, student life in Amsterdam and the Dutch Education Style.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the study programme look like?

    The first year of the programme consists mainly of courses. The following courses are compulsory:

    • Statistical Physics and Condensed Matter Theory I (6 EC, first block)
    • Quantum field theory (6 EC, second block)
    • Quantum field theory extension (3 EC, third block)
    • Academic skills courses (6 EC in total, throughout the first year)
    • Student seminar Theoretical Physics (6 EC, first semester second year)

    In addition, you choose an individually tailored set of elective physics and mathematics courses (21 EC in total), under compulsory guidance. At the end of the first year of the programme, you make a start with your Master's project, which will take most of your second year.

  • What is a joint degree?

    The University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam have joined forces in the Physics and Astronomy Master’s programme. As a student you will benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes. Upon completion of the programme you will receive a jointly issued degree certificate.

Want to know more? Get in touch with our students


Mneme Stapel
Hi, my name is Mneme and I’m a student in the Theoretical Physics track in the Physics and Astronomy Master’s. Do you want to know what it’s like to study in Amsterdam? Send me your questions via Instagram.
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