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EU code
13.2 - Physics
2 - Master
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Theoretical Physics
Master Physics, Track Theoretical Physics (degree programme)
Language requirements
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, covering Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Physics, Electrodynamics, Special relativity. Applicants should contact the coordinator (B. Nienhuis, and/or the International office of the Faculty of Sciences, (Niels Molenaar, to assess eligibility.
Max available positions
The programme covers the building stones of the theories of matter. Mandatory courses are Quantum Field Theory, Statistical Physics and Condensed Matter. Optional courses include General Relativity, Particles and Fields, Advanced theory of Condensed Matter, String Theory, Cosmology, Computational methods, History of modern physics, Superfluidity, and various mathematics courses. There are close links with the master curricula in mathematics and in experimental physics (physical sciences). Of the total 120 credits 60 are course work (first year) and 60 consist of a research project (second year).
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22 months between Sep 1 2010 and Jun 30 2012
Contact person
B. Nienhuis (
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' The programme is offered jointly with the Free University, see For more information contact the coordinator B. Nienhuis,