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Physics: Research in Physics, Biological and Soft Matter Physics

Programme Research in Physics, Biological and Soft Matter Physics

Below you will find the outline for the specialisation progamme Research Biological and Soft Matter.
With regard to electives you have the option to choose electives from related study programmes. Always consult your Study Advisor Physics for advice.
There are a few electives that will be offered next year (with reservations).These electives can be found in the Course and Examination Regulations of the Physics Master programme.

Study Plan

At the start of the Master’s programme, students are required to create a study plan: this plan includes a complete list of planned courses and projects for two subsequent academic years in consultation with the Study Advisor Physics

Other Master Physics specialisations

Research Specialisations

Casimir pre-PhD


Quantum Matter and Optics

Theoretical Physics

Interdisciplinary Specialisations


Business Studies

Science Communication and Society

Physics: Research in Physics, Biological and Soft Matter Physics

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Mandatory Courses 18 EC

Quantum Information 3
Soft and Biomatter Theory 6
Statistical Physics a 6
Academic and Professional Skills (Science) 3

Electives 42 EC - select from MSc Physics courses of which ≥ 12 EC from Biological and Soft Matter courses below

Advanced Optics 6
Advanced Optical Imaging (Delft) 6
Frontiers of Measurement Techniques 3
Biophysics 6
Statistical Physics b 3
Computational Physics (3 EC) 3
Computational Physics (6 EC) 6
Engineering of Living Systems (Delft) 6
Mechanical Metamaterials 6
Molecular Electronics (in collaboration with Delft) 6
Nanotechnology (Delft) 6
The Origins and Synthesis of Life (Delft) 6
Topics in Theoretical Physics: 6

Research Project 1 (24 EC)

Research=20 EC
Thesis=3 EC
Presentation=1 EC

Research Project 2 (36 EC)

Research= 30 EC
Thesis = 4 EC
Presentation= 2 EC

Career Perspective