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Physics and Astronomy: Theoretical Physics (track)
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Meet & Ask recorded presentation Physics and Astronomy
In this presentation, recorded during the Meet & Ask in the Master’s Week in February, programme director Ivo van Stokkum gives a general introduction to the Master's programme. The individual track presentations in the break-out rooms weren’t recorded.
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.

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.

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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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