Physics of Molecules and Materials, M.Sc. in Netherlands

Radboud University

Study in:Netherlands
Deadline: 1 Apr 2019


In this course of Physics of Molecules and Materials we focus on systems from two atoms to complete nanostructures, with time scales in the order of femtoseconds, picoseconds or nanoseconds. One of our challenges is to understand the origin of phenomena like superconductivity and magnetism. As theory and experiment reinforce each other, you’ll learn about both ‘research languages’. In this way, you’ll be able to understand complex problems by dividing them into manageable parts.

Career prospects

This Master’s specialization is an excellent preparation for a career in research, either at a university or at a company. However, many of our students end up in business as well. Whatever job you aspire, you can certainly make use of the fact that you have learned to:

  • Solve complex problems
  • Make accurate approximations
  • Combine theory and experiments
  • Work with numerical methods

Graduates have found jobs as for example:

  • Consultant Billing at KPN
  • Communications advisor at the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM)
  • Systems analysis engineer at Thales
  • Technical consultant at UL Transaction Security
  • Business analyst at Capgemini

Program Structure

Courses include:

  • Solid State Physics
  • Molecular Physics
  • Electrodynamics
  • The Transformative Role of Physics in the Current Scientific Revolution
  • Professional Preparation
  • Advanced Spectroscopy
  • Advanced Statistical Physics
  • Quantum Transport
  • Fundamentals of Magnetism

Academic Requirements

  • A completed Bachelor’s degree in Physics

Entering the Master’s specialization in Physics for Molecules and Materials requires a Bachelor’s degree in one of the subjects below. Please note that an international degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch university diploma. The Examination Board will determine if an international student has the required knowledge to be admitted, and if the student is required to follow specific courses from the Bachelor’s program to eliminate possible deficiencies. Relevant subjects are:

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


  • Radboud Scholarship Programme

RSP offers approximately 30 talented prospective non-EEA students the opportunity to receive a scholarship, which consists of a partial tuition waiver.

Detailed Program Facts

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