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MSc Physics and Astronomy - Science for Energy and Sustainability

Catalog id : 65016
 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
2 Years
 Start month
February

 Tuition fee

International
14630 EUR
National
2000 EUR
EU
2000 EUR

Application fee

International 0 EUR
National 0 EUR
EU 50 EUR
Department
Faculty of Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
TOEFL-PBT (min)580
GMAT (avg)600
58

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About this course

 

Science for Energy and Sustainability is a track in the Master's programme Physics and Astronomy, a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Courses are taught at locations of both universities. UvA and VU jointly issue a degree certificate in Physics and Astronomy to graduates.

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Eligibility Criteria

The Master's programme Physics and Astronomy is open to:

  • Applicants with an academic Bachelor's degree in (Applied) Physics, Astronomy, or a comparable discipline
  • Applicants with a UvA Bachelor's degree in Beta-gamma with a Physics major

Additional requirements for international students: International applicants must fulfill additional general entry requirements set by the UvA Faculty of Science, regarding academic background, academic average and proficiency in English.

In the case that the Bachelor's is not in Physics/ Astronomy/ Astrophysics, the appropriateness of the level of Phyiscs knowledge of the candidate is subject to the judgement of the Programme Manager.

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Course Modules

The programme has a course load of 60 EC, all of which take place in the first year. Your courses will be carefully chosen in consultation with the programme manager.

The following courses are compulsory:

  • Current Sustainable Energy Technologies (6 EC)
  • Project Sustainable Future (6 EC)
  • Academic Skills courses (6 EC in total)
  • Besides these core courses, four restricted choice courses (24 EC) are required. For example:
  • Big issues in Emergent Energy Materials (6 EC)
  • Photovoltaics (6 EC)
  • Nuclear Fusion/ Fission (6 EC)
  • Photosynthesis for Energy (6 EC)
  • more chemistry-related courses (such as Biosolar Cells, Environmental Chemistry, Green Chemistry)
  • more society-related courses (such as Bio-based Economy, Management of Sustainable Innovation)

In addition, 18 EC of free choice can be used to fulfil specific requirements, e.g. for advanced courses or deficiencies. 

Thesis and research project

The second year of the programme consists of:

  • a literature thesis (12 EC)
  • a research project (48 EC)

You conduct your research project within one of the track's participating research groups, at another university (in the Netherlands or abroad), or in industry. It is concluded with a Master's thesis, which you present during a colloquium.

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How to Apply

Please be sure to follow each step carefully.  

  • Register in Studielink
  • Application file submission
  • General application procedure (different for Dutch and International students in some respects)
  • Pay the Tuition Fee (after Admission)

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