MSc in Physics and Astronomy - Specialization in Particle and Astrophysics


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Although Particle Physics and Astrophysics act on completely different length and time scales, they both use the laws of physics to study the universe. In this specialisation, you’ll dive into these extreme worlds and unravel the inner workings of the universe from the smallest to the largest systems.

What will you learn?

If you are fascinated by the extreme densities, gravities, and magnetic fields that can be found only in space, or by the formation, evolution, and composition of astrophysical objects, you can focus on the Astrophysics branch within this specialisation. Would you rather study particle interactions and take part in the search for new particles – for example during an internship at CERN - then you can choose a programme full of High Energy Physics. And for students with a major interest in the theories and predictions underlying all experimental work, we offer an extensive programme in mathematical or theoretical physics.

Career prospects

Master’s specialisation in Particle and Astrophysics

This Master’s specialisation is an excellent preparation for a career in research, either at a university, at an institute (think of ESA and CERN) or at a company. However, many of our students end up in other business or government positions as well. Whatever job you aspire, you can certainly make use of the fact that you have learned:

  • Thinking in an abstract way
  • Solving complex problems
  • Using statistics
  • Computer programming
  • Giving presentations

Some of our alumni now work as:

  • National project manager at EU Universe Awareness
  • Actuarial trainee at Talent & Pro
  • Associate Private Equity at HAL Investments
  • Consultant at Accenture
  • ECO Operations Manager at Ofgem
  • Scientist at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
  • Technology strategy Manager at Accenture

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Faculty of Science

خيارات الدراسة

دوام كامل (2 أعوام )

رسوم التسجيــل
€17,000.00 (US$ 18,104) سنوياً
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متوقع سبتمبر 2023

مكان عقــد الدورة

Radboud University

Houtlaan 4,



6525 XZ, Netherlands

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للطلاب من الولايات المتحدة

A completed Bachelor's degree in Philosophy or in a related discipline (in the latter case, students must have acquired at least 60 EC in Philosophical disciplines). The applicant must have a degree with merit or distinction or equivalent. Meaning: a student’s weighted grade-point average in Philosophy in the 2nd and 3rd year of their Bachelor's programme must be the equivalent of 7.5 or more (on the Dutch scale of 10). A TOEFL iBT or 100 overall, with subscores of 22; An IELTS score of 7.0, with subscores of 6.5; A Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 proficiency, with marks of C or higher.

للطلاب الدوليين

A completed Bachelor's degree in Physics

Entering the Master’s specialisation in Physics and Astrophysics requires a Bachelor’s degree in:

Physics and Astronomy
Applied Physics
or equivalent, provided that you comply to the admission criteria below

Your degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch university diploma. The Admission Office will determine if an international student has the required knowledge to be admitted.

A proficiency in English

In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English* without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:

TOEFL iBT: ≥ 90 + subscores ≥ 22;
IELTS Academic: ≥ 6,5 overall + subscores ≥ 6,0 + writing subscore ≥ 6,5;
Cambridge certificate C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency: C or higher.

Application Deadline: Non-EU/EEA students - 1 April; EU/EEA students - 1 May (recommended deadline for assistance with finding housing) and 1 July (final application deadline).

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