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Master's programme Applied Physics

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The two-year Master’s programme in Applied Physics is an internationally oriented programme. It is taught entirely in English and you can start in September and February. The pre-Master's programme starts in September. Read more about the Master's programme or find out more about admission.

The Applied Physics programme at the University of Twente belongs to the most highly rated programmes of the year and ranks a first place in its category, according to the independent guide Keuzegids Masters. Therefore the programme was awarded a special seal of quality.

Programme overview

Top rated programme
Degree
Master’s degree in Applied Physics
Certification: MSc
Duration
2 years
Full-time/part-time
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
Language
100% English taught
Starting date
1 February 2017
1 September 2017
1 February 2018
1 September 2018
1 February 2019
1 September 2019
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme
Accreditation
NVAO

WHAT IS 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.

APPLIED PHYSICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE

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 Fluid Physics, Materials Physics and Optics & Biophysics.

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 your studies you will work in cutting-edge, high-tech labs like the renowned MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology and MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine.

Specializations

The Master's programme Applied Physics has three specializations: 

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