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EU code
13.2 - Physics
2 - Master
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences - Master of Physics and/or Chemistry (degree programme) (Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica)
Language requirements
All applicants need to provide a proof of their proficiency in English language by submitting results of either the TOEFL Test (minimum scores: Internet-based test, 90; Computer-based test, 235; Paper-based test 580), the test of the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) (minimum score: 6.5) or a Cambridge Examination (minimum scores: CAE, A or B; CPE, B).
Academic requirements
Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Physics or related fields Applicants should contact the coordinator (Dr Rudolf Sprik, and/or The International Office of the Faculty of Science (Mr. Niels Molenaar, in advance to assess eligibility.
Max available positions
The master program in Physical Sciences focuses on the physics and chemistry of systems on atomic and molecular and larger scales. The program is closely linked to leading international and competitive research programs in the Amsterdam area in the following fields: - Hard and Soft Condensed Matter Science - Quantum Atom Optics - Bio- and Biomedical physics - Molecular Photoscience - Computational Physics and Chemistry - Theoretical Chemistry The two year master program in Physical Sciences i (120 ECTS total) starts with a general introduction to modern quantum and statistical aspects of atomic, molecular and condensed matter in the course Basic and Applied Quantum Mechanics [6ECTS] and Statistical Physics [6ECTS]. The course approaches these topics from both a fundamental and an applied perspective and draws on current research being carried out by participating research groups. (This entry continues in Additional information below)
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22 months between Sep 1 2010 and Jun 30 2012
Contact person
Dr Rudolf Sprik (
Additional information
Available field for target 1, 2, 3 applicants. Before submitting an EMECW13 application, all candidates must:read and follow the instructions specified in => 'Incoming applicants' This master programme is a combined program of the University of Amsterdam and The Free University in Amsterdam: (Continuation of the Information entry above) Students specialise further by choosing one or two courses [total 12 ECTS) from among four advanced courses: - Lasers in Physics and Chemistry (6 ECTS) - Soft Condensed and Biological Physics (6 ECTS) - Advanced Solid State Physics (6 ECTS) - Theory, Computation and Spectroscopy (6 ECTS) In the second semester, 24 ECTS are dedicated to courses in the direction of specialization. The second year of the program is dedicated to a Master's project in one of the associated research groups in their field of specialization. Detailed description of courses: