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Physics: Business Studies

The specialisation Physics and Business Studies (previously Science Based Business) offers students the possibility to combine physics with knowledge, insights, and skills in the area of Management, Business and Entrepreneurship.
Students are encouraged to broaden their horizon, to form opinions, to prepare for a career in industry, and to enhance their skills and competencies in pursuing entrepreneurial business opportunities stemming from research disciplines.
The 2-year programme consists of a Physics component to be followed in the first year, and a Business Studies component in the second year. Students who complete the specialisations Physics and Business Studies are also admissible to a PhD programme.

Physics Programme (60 EC):

Mandatory Courses (15 EC)
Research Project (36 EC)
Electives (9 EC)

Business Studies (60 EC)

Within the Business Studies in the second year, students choose the Management Track

For more details see the programme below in the table.

Other Master Physics specialisations

Research Specialisations

Biological and Soft Matter Physics

Casimir pre-PhD


Quantum Matter and Optics

Theoretical Physics

Interdisciplinary Specialisations


Science Communication and Society


Do you have any questions about the master’s specialisation Physics and Business Studies? Please contact us!

Study advisor
Dr. H. Papathanassiou (Hara)
Email: studyadvisor@physics.leidenuniv.nl
Phone: +31 (0)71 527 5764

Programme coordinator Business Studies
Loes van der Hulst-Scheffer
E-mail: info@sbb.leidenuniv.nl
Phone: +31 71 527 4551