Master Physics – Research in Physics, Theoretical
The MSc programme in Physics offers five two-year research specialisations, with emphasis on either experimental or theoretical research, and three specialisations that are more broadly oriented and combine at least one year of the the physics curriculum with training in which specific career opportunities in science-related professions can be explored.
The specialisation Research in Physics, theoretical concentrates on subjects like High Energy Physics and Particle Cosmology, Theoretical Physics of Life Processes and Condensed Matter Theory.
The Master of Science (MSc) in Physics programmes of Leiden University are characterized by their emphasis on internships. At least 50% of the time (and study credit) has to be spent on research training. The students form part of research groups at the Leiden Institute of Physics (LION). Preferably, this also include a stay in a research group outstide Leiden University. The goal of each programme is to train the student as an independent researcher, and to develop the necessary skills and proficiency to advance his/her career.