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Particle and Astrophysics

Radboud University

Master Postgraduate Nijmegen

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Mathematics, natural sciences and computer science
Course summary This Master's specialisation offers a physics programme that covers the inner workings of the universe from the smallest to the largest scale.
Course description 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.
Study subjects The Master's specialisation in Particle and Astrophysics is taught at the Faculty of Science. It has a course load of 120 EC (two years). The programme of this specialisation depends on the Master's that you follow: Physics and Astronomy or Science.
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 120.00
Duration 24 month(s)
full-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes -
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department Faculty of Science
Information about the institution Radboud University Nijmegen is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands.

Admission

Admission requirements
  1. Entering the Master's specialisation in Physics and Astrophysics requires a Bachelor's degree in: Physics and Astronomy, Physics, Applied Physics or equivalent. Your degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch university diploma. The Examination Board will determine if an international student has the required knowledge to be admitted. The Examination Board will also indicate if the student is required to follow specific courses from the Bachelor's programme to eliminate possible deficiencies.
  2. Students must have passed preliminary examinations containing the following subject matter: * Experimental skills: at least 9 EC of practical courses on physics, and physics instrumentation * Mechanics: at least 9 EC, e.g. covering the level from Serway (Physics for Scientists and Engineers) to Taylor (Classical Mechanics) * Quantum Physics: at least 6 EC, e.g. covering the level of Griffiths (Introduction to Quantum Mechanics) * Electricity and Magnetism, Electromagnetism: at least 9 EC, e.g. covering the level from Serway (Physics for Scientists and Engineers) to Griffiths (Introduction to Electrodynamics) * Thermodynamics/ Statistical Dynamics: at least 6 EC, e.g. covering the level from Serway (Physics for Scientists and Engineers) to Adkins, Equilibrium Thermodynamics, and Bowley and Sanchez, Statistical Mechanics * Mathematics: at least 12 EC, topics including Calculus, Linear Algebra, Complex Analysis, Fourier Theory, Statistics, and Differential Equations at university level And basic understanding in topics such as * Molecular Physics: at least 3 EC * Condensed Matter Physics: at least 3 EC * Nuclear and High Energy Physics: at least 3 EC For students interested in following the Master's specialisation in Particle and Astrophysics with a focus on astronomy, a basic knowledge of some of the topics listed below may be advisable.
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL internet based 90
TOEFL paper based 575
Professional experience required -
Duration 24 month(s)
full-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2019 1 Sep 2019 1 Apr 2019
1 Sep 2020 1 Sep 2020 1 Apr 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2083n.a.n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.

Scholarships

Eranet Mundus, Fullbright-Radboud Scholarships, Global Education Programme, Holland Scholarship, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme - Neso Brazil, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme - Neso China, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme - Neso Indonesia, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme - Neso Korea, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme - Neso Mexico, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme - Neso Russia, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme - Neso Vietnam, Radboud Scholarship Programme, StuNed Scholarship Programme

For more scholarships, visit: www.grantfinder.nl

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Contact

Contact information for the study programme

Admission Office

For general questions and questions on the admission procedure for international students

admissionoffice@ru.nl

Carlijn Hendriks

Student advisor Science; for programme-related questions

science@ru.nl

Vincent van Eijden

Student advisor Physics and Astronomy; for programme-related questions

physicsandastronomy@ru.nl

Contact information for the institution

Onderwijsmarketing

study info

studievoorlichting@ru.nl

Telephone number +31 24 361 23 45
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