The two-year Master’s programme in Applied Physics is an internationally oriented programme and is taught entirely in English. The programme starts in September and February. The pre-Master's programme starts in September.
We also offer a Bachelor's programme (BSc) in Applied Physics.
Applied Physics is rooted in the fundamental truths and basic laws that describe the world around us. Experimentation is the gateway to discovering more about our world. Applied Physics focuses on using scientific principles in practical devices and systems, and on the application of physics in other fields. A great deal of the work done by physicists is not immediately visible. But without recent breakthroughs in physics, the mobile phone and the laptop would have been power-guzzling machines that weigh a ton and lab-on-a-chip technology would still be science fiction.
During the Master’s programme in Applied Physics you will learn more about the fundamentals of modern physics and their application. This top-rated programme will expand your knowledge of physics as a whole, while giving you the opportunity to specialize in a field of your choice. At the University of Twente we focus on:
You will have the opportunity to tailor your programme to suit your individual interests. The Physics Department at the University of Twente is one of the best in the world.
During the Master’s programme you will benefit from our close ties with high profile research institutes, including the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology and the MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine as well as the research programmes for Science Based Engineering. You will fulfil the role of junior researcher from early on in your Master’s programme, giving presentations, writing articles and getting involved in grant applications. It is a highly international programme. You will write and present in English and have the opportunity to complete an internship abroad.
The Master's programme Applied Physics has three specializations: