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EU code
13.2 - Physics
2 - Master
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
Particle and Astroparticle Physics - Master of Physics (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;
Academic requirements
Bachelor degree in Physics or related fields Applicants should contact the coordinator (Dr E. de Wolf, and/or The International Office of the Faculty of Science (Mr. Niels Molenaar, in advance to assess eligibility.
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What are the smallest building blocks of the Universe? Via which forces do these ‘particles' interact? Can one understand the apparently random particle masses? Why do we live in a matter dominated by matter as opposed to anti-matter? These and many other questions are the context of experiments in particle and astroparticle physics. The Master's programme Particle and Astroparticle Physics is unique in the Netherlands. The programme is firmly embedded in the research of the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Research (Nikhef), in which the University of Amsterdam (UvA), VU University Amsterdam, Utrecht University and Radboud University Nijmegen engage in collaborative projects
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22 months between Sep 1 2010 and Jun 30 2012
Contact person
Dr Els de Wolf ( )
Additional information
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 See: and The two year programme of the research master Particle and Astroparticle Physics (120 ETCS total) covers four elements of education: Theoretical courses, Experimental courses, Project management and cooperative research projects and a Research project. Mandatory courses are Particle Physics, Particle Detection, Astroparticle Physics and the collaborative Nikhef project. Optional are courses on subjects like Beyond the Standard Model, CP Violation, Gravitaional Waves, Statistical Data Analysis, Quantum Field Theory or General Relativity. Detailed descriptions of the courses can be found at