The two-year Master’s 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 starts in September.
We also offer a Bachelor's in (BSc) in Applied Physics.
Applied Physics is all about understanding the fundamental laws of the physical world and finding ways to apply those laws in technical solutions. Applied Physicists use scientific principles to create or improve practical devices and systems and to contribute in many 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.
In the Master’s in Applied Physics we aim to achieve the ideal balance between 'hardcore' physics and engineering. Research is spread out over five clusters:
- Physics of Fluids
- Nanoelectronic Materials and Thin Films
- Applied Nanophotonics
- Soft Matter
- Energy Materials and Systems
The themes that are covered within the programme are in perfect alignment with these five research clusters.
The Physics Department at the University of Twente is one of the best in the world and the UT has many world-class researchers who will also be your lecturers during your Master’s in Applied Physics. As a Master’s student, you will learn more about the fundamentals of modern physics and its application. This top-rated programme will expand your knowledge of physics as a whole, while giving you the opportunity to specialise in a field of your choice. You will have the opportunity to tailor your programme to suit your individual interests in addition to the general part of the programme.
You will fulfil the role of junior researcher from early on in your Master’s, conducting experiments, giving presentations, writing articles and getting involved in grant applications. The programme is highly international. You will write and present in English and have the opportunity to complete an internship abroad. Part of the physics related research is monodisciplinary and carried out within the Physics Department’s excellent research groups. The multidisciplinary research is primarily the domain of world-class research institutes closely tied to the UT, including the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology,the Technical Medical Centre and the Max Planck Center for Complex Fluid Dynamics.