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 programme 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 this Master’s programme we aim to achieve the ideal balance between 'hardcore' and engineering physics. Research is spread out over five clusters, which together reflect essential real-world needs:
- Physics of Fluids
- Nano Electronic Materials
- Applied Nanophotonics
- Soft Matter
- Energy, Materials & Systems
The themes that are covered within the programme are in perfect alignment with these five research clusters.
Research performed at the physics department of the University of Twente belongs to the top of the world and the UT has many world-class researchers who will also be your lecturers during your master’s. 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 and personal ambitions.
You will fulfil the role of junior scientist from early on in your programme, being involved in experimental research, giving presentations and contributing to scientific articles. During your studies you will have the opportunity to work in cutting-edge, high-tech labs like the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, the Technical Medical Centre and the Max Planck Center for Complex Fluid Dynamics.