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MScPhysics and Astronomy: Particle and Astrophysics

Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €16,500 per year
Application fee €75 one-time

The handling fee is NOT applicable to:

- Students with a nationality from the EEA countries or from countries that are candidates for EEA membership*
- Students who receive a full scholarship (proven by uploading a grant statement)

This fee will be refunded to you once you are fully enrolled as a student at Radboud University. The fee is NOT refundable when you are not admitted.

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Although Particle Physics and Astrophysics act on completely different length and time scales, they both use the laws of physics to study the universe. In this specialisation, you’ll dive into these extreme worlds and unravel the inner workings of the universe from the smallest to the largest systems.

Master’s in Particle and Astrophysics: something for you?

- This Master’s specialisation provides you with a thorough background in High Energy Physics, Astrophysics, and Mathematical Physics and the interface between them.
- There’s plenty of room to adapt the programme to your specific interests.
- You’ll get the opportunity to perform theoretical, experimental or observational research at the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP).
- It’s possible to participate in large-scale research projects, such as the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the LOFAR telescope or gravitational wave detectors like LIGO.
- The students rate this Master’s programme 8,1 out of 10 according to the National Student Survey 2019.
- You can now study the synergy tracks Gravity+ and Computational and Data Science.

Programme structure

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). See the structure of the programme here.

Career opportunities

Some of the alumni now work as:

- National project manager at EU Universe Awareness
- Actuarial trainee at Talent & Pro
- Associate Private Equity at HAL Investments
- Consultant at Accenture
- ECO Operations Manager at Ofgem
- Scientist at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
- Technology Strategy Manager at Accenture

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States